A analysis group has created a thermoelectric materials with promising efficiency at room temperature. Ytterbium silicide is an efficient electrical conductor. It additionally has a excessive Seebeck coefficient because of Kondo resonance (fluctuation of f-electrons), which will increase its energy issue. Its layered construction additional promotes the thermoelectric impact by blocking warmth conduction. This non-toxic, room-temperature thermoelectric materials is aggressive with typical bismuth telluride, and might be used for energy technology or refrigeration.

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