Pressure tuning in the chemical search for improved thermoelectric materials: Nd(x)Ce(3-x)Pt3Sb4

J. F. Meng, D. A. Polvani, C. D.W. Jones, F. J. DiSalvo, Y. Fei, J. V. Badding

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

62 Scopus citations


The interaction parameters that determine materials properties are generally sensitive to pressure. Thus, pressure tuning provides a means to rapidly explore a material's interaction parameter phase space to increase the rate of discovery of materials with improved properties. Here we report a significant improvement in the thermoelectric properties of the Kondo insulator Nd(x)Ce(3-x)Pt3Sb4 upon pressure tuning to 2 GPa. This result provides a target for synthetic attempts at ambient pressure to duplicate the observed improved high-pressure behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pressure tuning in the chemical search for improved thermoelectric materials: Nd(x)Ce(3-x)Pt<sub>3</sub>Sb<sub>4</sub>'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this