Exploration of thermoelectric properties of 1D nanostructures

This is a collaborative project with Dr. Deyu Li at Vanderbilt University, who has an unique technique to measure transport properties of individual 1D nanostructures. We are exploring the relationship between microstructure and thermoelectric property of 1D nanostructures. The ultimate goal of this project is to create a new class of thermoelectric materials for high temperature generation.

Funding Resources: National Science Foundation, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Student Participants: Manira Akter (current Ph.D. student), SiangYee Chang (Ph.D., 2017), Zhiguang Cui (Ph.D., 2016), Youfei Jiang (Ph.D., 2015), Zhe Guan (Ph.D., 2013), Xiaoxia Wu (Ph.D., 2012)

Previous Results:

Kinked Boron Carbide Nanowires; Nano Letters, 17(6), p3550, (2017).


Boron Carbide Nanowires; Journal of Materials Chemistry, DOI:10.1039/C2JM14857A, (2012).


α-tetragonal boron nanoribbns; Nature Nanotechnology, 7, p91, (2012).