Nano Focus: Tellurium binds bismuth-telluride and gallium-arsenide thermoelectric material

Marquardt, Meg
May 2013
MRS Bulletin;May2013, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p360
Trade Publication
The article reports that the combination of bismuth telluride and gallium arsenide will form an electronics-cooling thermoelectric material. According to James LeBeau, professor at North Carolina State University, the two materials were combined through van der Waals interaction instead of chemical bond. It says that LeBeau and his colleagues combined scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) and x-ray spectroscopy system to show the physical and chemical structures of the materials.


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