Predicted and observed reductions in thermal conductivity of materials with superlattice structure have prompted interesting research into the possibility of using these materials as higher efficiency thermoelectrics. Synthesis of superlattice materials is challenging however, as the structure itself is generally not very stable at high temperatures as it is prone to interdiffusion. Presented here is the successful synthesis and characterization of a superlattice composed of two materials with the skutterudite structure, IrSb3 and CoSb3.
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Williams, J.R., Johnson, D.C., Kaeser, M. et al. Synthesis and Physical Properties of Skutterudite Superlattices. MRS Online Proceedings Library 626, 23 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-626-Z2.3