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Studies from Fayetteville State University in the Area of Nanotechnology Described (Thermoelectric systems: Ion beam enhanced thermoelectric...

August 15, 2014

Studies from Fayetteville State University in the Area of Nanotechnology Described (Thermoelectric systems: Ion beam enhanced thermoelectric properties)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Nanotechnology. According to news reporting out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "A thermoelectric system based on the interaction of composites of two metal nanocrystals in silica substrate prepared by a multilayer structure having alternate layers of metal/material mixture is discussed in detail in this paper. The alternate layers component of this work has two metal content, gold and silver."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Fayetteville State University, "The layered structure irradiated with ionizing radiation to produce nanoclusters in these layers one on the top of each metal nanocrystal containing nanolayer with no silica buffer layer. The differing metal content serves to quench the nanoclusters to isolate nanoclusters along the 5.0 MeV Si beam irradiation track, as described in our past 16 years publications [1-5]."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The result is a thermoelectric material with high electrical conductivity, low thermal conductivity, high Seebeck coefficient thus a high figure of merit as high as 3.1, as described in this work."

For more information on this research see: Thermoelectric systems: Ion beam enhanced thermoelectric properties. Applied Surface Science, 2014;310():217-220. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Surface Science -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Ila, Fayetteville State Univ, Dept. of Chem & Phys, Fayetteville, NC 28301, United States (see also Nanotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Fayetteville, Nanoclusters, United States, North Carolina, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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