Abstract

The electronic structure of the three sites in the thallium filled skutterudites was studied. Two series of thallium filled skutterudites were formed because thallium has a formal valence of +1 and iron or tin must replace some of the cobalt or antimony respectively, to maintain charge neutrality. Large atomic mean-square displacements were observed for the thallium filling atoms and it helps to produce the large thermal resistivity observed for these skutterudites.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Electromagnetic Wave Absorption; Electromagnetic Wave Scattering; Ionization Chambers; Monochromators; Mössbauer Spectroscopy; Parameter Estimation; Positive Ions; Thallium Compounds; Thermoelectric Materials; Electronic Structure

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

218979

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.

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Chemistry Commons

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