Prediction of room-temperature high-thermoelectric performance in n-type La(Ru1-xRhx)4Sb12

Marco Fornari, David J. Singh

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First-principles calculations are used to investigate the band structure and the transport-related properties of unfilled and filled 4d skutterudite antimonides. The calculations show that, while RhSb3 and p-type La(Rh,Ru)4Sb12 are unfavorable for thermoelectric application, n-type La(Rh,Ru)4Sb12 is very likely a high figure-of-merit thermoelectric material in the important temperature range 150-300 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3666-3668
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 14 1999


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