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    • Crystal Structures and Optical Properties of Group 14 Chalcogenides 

      Menezes, Luke (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-26)
      The crystal structures and physical properties of several new tetrel and chalcogenide compounds have been investigated in this thesis. The crystal structures, syntheses, and electronic structures of the three centrosymmetric ...
    • Investigation of Thermoelectric Thallium Chalcogenides 

      Shi, Yixuan (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-24)
      Thermoelectric materials have drawn extensive attention because of their potential to provide assistance in reducing the usage of fossil fuel sources and the greenhouse effect. Throughout this thesis, the purpose was to ...
    • Magnesium Silicide Based Thermoelectric Nanocomposites 

      Farahi, Nader (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-15)
      The major objective of this thesis was to investigate how far the thermoelectric (TE) properties of magnesium silicide based materials can be enhanced via doping, alloying, and nanostructuring. The investigation of Sb and ...
    • Ni₀.₀₅Mo₃Sb₅.₄Te₁.₆ Based Thermoelectric Nanocomposites 

      Nandihalli, Nagaraj (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-04)
      Thermoelectric (TE) materials have the capability to convert thermal energy into useful electrical energy. Sustainable energy production and its utilization are among the many challenges that humankind is facing today. ...
    • Sustainable Semiconductor Materials for the Thermoelectric Energy Conversion 

      Cheng, Xiaoyu (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-19)
      Thermoelectric materials can be employed for converting waste energy into feasible electricity through a temperature gradient by utilizing the Seebeck effect (power generation), and vice versa, as coolers by utilizing the ...
    • Thallium Tellurides as Thermoelectrics 

      Guo, Quansheng (University of Waterloo, 2015-12-11)
      Noting the steadily worsening problem of depleted fossil fuel sources, alternate energy sources become increasingly important, such as thermoelectrics that may use waste heat to generate electricity. To be economically ...
    • Thermoelectric Properties and Stability of Barium Copper Chalcogenides 

      Jafarzadeh, Parisa (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-25)
      The objective of this thesis was to study the thermoelectric properties of copper chalcogenide-based materials with mixed chalcogen atom sites. Herein, the effect of different concentrations of chalcogen atoms on the ...
    • Thermoelectric Properties of Ti₀.₅Zr₀.₂₅Hf₀.₂₅CoₓNi₁₋ₓSn, Ti₀.₅Zr₀.₂₅Hf₀.₂₅NiSn₁₋ₓSbₓ Half-Heusler Alloys 

      VanZant, Mathew (University of Waterloo, 2016-06-17)
      Energy is essential in today’s world as it is used in society on a day to day basis for a variety of applications. However, more than half of the energy produced in the world today is wasted as heat. Due to the climate ...
    • Thermoelectric Properties of Coinage Metal Chalcogenides 

      Sturm, Cheryl (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-25)
      Research into the development of high performance thermoelectric materials has been gaining interest because of the potential for various applications. In the public eye, thermoelectric devices are readily recognized, ...
    • Thermoelectric properties of Higher Manganese Silicides 

      Truong, Dao Y Nhi (University of Waterloo, 2015-12-10)
      This work aims to cover a variety of aspects relating to the Higher Manganese Silicide (HMS) system, e.g. composites, substitutions, synthesis methods, and structural evolutions. The composites made of HMS-based compounds ...

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