The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates: Properties and Applications by George S. NolasThe Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates: Properties and Applications by George S. Nolas

The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates: Properties and Applications

byGeorge S. Nolas

Hardcover | August 22, 2014

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The chemistry and physics of group 14 elements such as silicon and germanium have been extensively studied, largely due to their fundamental importance in the development of semiconductor electronics. In addition, crystalline open-framework and nano-porous materials are attracting increasing attention for their potential technological applications. Inorganic open-framework materials comprised of group 14 elements crystallizing in crystal structures known as clathrates are of particular interest. These materials correspond to expanded forms, and in some cases metastable allotropes, of silicon, germanium and tin. The novel crystal structures these materials possess are intimately related to the unique physical properties they exhibit. Just as interesting as the structure and properties group 14 clathrates display is the diverse range of synthetic techniques developed to synthesize and grow single crystals of these materials. This volume will encompass many of these aspects and describe their potential for important technological applications.

Professor George Nolas is the head of the Novel Materials Laboratory at the USF Department of Physics. His research is funded by the Department of Energy - Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, General Motors Corp., National Science Foundation, ...
Title:The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates: Properties and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:332 pagesPublished:August 22, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401791260

ISBN - 13:9789401791267

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Table of Contents

Foreword by C. Cros.- Foreword by G.A. Slack.- Preface.- 1 The Early Development of Inorganic Clathrates.- 2 Solid State Chemistry of Clathrate Phases: Crystal Structure, Chemical Bonding and Preparation Routes.- 3 Synthetic Approaches to Intermetallic Clathrates.- 4 Semiconductor Clathrates:in situStudies of Their High Pressure, Variable Temperature and Synthesis Behavior.- 5 Chemistry and Physics of Inversed (Cationic) Clathrates and tin Anionic Clathrates.- 6 Inorganic clathrates for thermoelectric applications.- 7 High Pressure Synthesis of Superconducting Silicon Clathrate and Related Compounds.- 8 Light Element Group 13-14 Clathrate Phases.- 9 Structural and Physical Properties of Rare-Earth Clathrates.- 10 Mechanical Properties of Intermetallic Clathrates.- Index.