T.H. acknowledges financial support by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology through the National Creative Research Initiative (R16-2002-003-01001-0), Strategic Research (2010-0029138), and World Class University (R31-10013) programs of National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea. M.-K.H. acknowledges financial support from the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea.
Large-Scale Synthesis and Characterization of the Size-Dependent Thermoelectric Properties of Uniformly Sized Bismuth Nanocrystals†
Article first published online: 27 DEC 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 6, pages 1363–1366, February 7, 2011
How to Cite
Son, J. S., Park, K., Han, M.-K., Kang, C., Park, S.-G., Kim, J.-H., Kim, W., Kim, S.-J. and Hyeon, T. (2011), Large-Scale Synthesis and Characterization of the Size-Dependent Thermoelectric Properties of Uniformly Sized Bismuth Nanocrystals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 1363–1366. doi: 10.1002/anie.201005023
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 27 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Received: 11 AUG 2010
- Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Grant Numbers: R16-2002-003-01001-0, 2010-0029138, R31-10013
- National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
- conducting materials;
- thermoelectric materials
Pressed Bi nanocrystals synthesized by a simple colloidal method exhibited very high electrical conductivity of 104–105 S m−1 and extremely low thermal conductivity of 0.35 W m−1 K−1. The synthetic method can be used for the inexpensive preparation of highly efficient thermoelectric materials by engineering the size of nanocrystals (see picture; scale bar 50 nm; ZT=figure of merit).