Researchers Report Record Performance for Bismuth-based Zintl Material


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Researchers Report Record Performance for Bismuth-based Zintl Material
Their Findings Indicate the Compound Could Work Well as Thermoelectric Material

An international team led by researchers from the University of Houston has reported record thermoelectric performance from rarely studied bismuth-based Zintl phases, work that could lead to a new class of thermoelectric material.

The new material is non-toxic and can be used at temperatures between 500 degrees and 600 degrees Celsius, or around 1,000 degrees Farenheit. The research is described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.