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A materials informatics approach to the Pauling’s rules and structure-property relationships in low thermal conductivity materials

Project description

Shedding new light on materials’ stability and thermal conductivity

Thermoelectric materials that can transfer heat and electrical energy to each other will boost numerous electric devices' and production sites' energy efficiency, thus reducing the world’s energy demand. Their low thermal conductivity can recover waste heat. Greater awareness of structure–property relationships could be key to attaining materials with properties appropriate for thermoelectric applications. The EU-funded JG-GH-UCLouvain project will assess coordination polyhedra – the spatial arrangement of ligand atoms directly attached to the central atom – and their connections, searching for oxides and other chemistries. Ultimately, the project will provide greater insight into coordination polyhedra, their connections and connection to crystals’ stability and other properties.


Net EU contribution
€ 166 320,00
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 166 320,00