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A novel thermoelectric material in the form of a unit cell including a first reagent intercalated as a semiconducting layer into a metallic layered host and a method for producing the thermoelectric material are disclosed. The unit cell is characterized by a Seebeck coefficient S of 80-140 μV/K° and an electrical conductivity σ of 103 -104 (Ωcm)-1, as well as a figure of merit Z of about 2×10-3 K-1 at 100° K.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Eklund, Peter C.; Grigorian, Leonid; Williams, Keith A.; and Sumanasekera, Gamini U., "Thermolectric Materials Based on Intercalated Layered Metallic Systems" (2000). Physics and Astronomy Faculty Patents. 4.