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NANOTHERMEL Report Summary

Project ID: G5RD-CT-2000-00292
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Sweden

Method for pulling clathrate single crystals from melt

A method has been developed for pulling large single crystals (> 40mm in length) of germanium containing clathrates using the Czochralski method. The method is highly suitable for industrialisation of the promising clathrate materials. If further developed the method should enable increased control of framework stoichiometry Ga/Ge ratio, which is key factor in affecting the thermoelectric properties of this material.

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Chalmers University of Technology
Kemivägen 10
412 96 Göteborg
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