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Study Results from University of California Broaden Understanding of Solid State Physics

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Researchers detail new data in Solid State Physics. According to news reporting from Santa Barbara, California, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The(121) Sb partial density of phonon states (DPS) in nanopowder antimonides were obtained with nuclear inelastic scattering on Zn1+xSb, FeSb2, and NiSb prepared by a wet chemistry route."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "The DPS is compared with the bulk counterpart. An increase of the Debye level indicative of a decrease of the isothermal speed of sound is systematically observed."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This observation reveals that the decrease in speed of sound observed in nanostructured thermoelectric materials is not restricted to sintered nanocomposites."

For more information on this research see: Enhanced Debye level in nano Zn1+xSb, FeSb2, and NiSb: Nuclear inelastic spectroscopy on Sb-121. Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Solid State Physics, 2014;251(5):919-923. Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Solid State Physics can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Claudio, University of California, Mat Res Lab, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States. Additional authors for this research include D. Bessas, C.S. Birke, G. Kieslich, M. Panthofer, I. Sergueev, W. Tremel and R.P. Hermann.

Keywords for this news article include: California, Santa Barbara, United States, Solid State Physics, North and Central America

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