Inhomogenous doping induced the imperfect self-assembly of nanocrystals for the synthesis of porous AgPb10BiTe12 nanosheets and their thermoelectric transport properties.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 25500834

Wang Q, Fang Y, Yin H, Li J. Inhomogenous doping induced the imperfect self-assembly of nanocrystals for the synthesis of porous AgPb10BiTe12 nanosheets and their thermoelectric transport properties. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014;.
For the first time, quaternary single-crystal-like porous AgPb10BiTe12 nanosheets in two solid forms (solid solution and a Bi-rich region coexist) were achieved. A significant enhancement of thermoelectric performance was realized through nanoscale grain boundaries and macroscale porous structures.