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      Effect of microstructure on the thermoelectric performance of La1−xSrxCoO3 

      Viskadourakis, Z.; Athanasopoulos, G. I.; Kasotakis, E.; Giapintzakis, John (2016)
      We present a case where the microstructure has a profound effect on the thermoelectric properties of oxide compounds. Specifically, we have investigated the effect of different sintering treatments on La1−xSrxCoO3 samples ...
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      Effect of sintering in ball-milled K 2Bi 8Se 13 thermoelectric nano-composites 

      Hatzikraniotis, E.; Ioannou, M.; Chrissafis, K.; Chung, D. Y.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2012)
      K 2Bi 8Se 13 has many attractive features for thermoelectric applications. Recently, K 2Bi 8Se 13-based nanocomposite materials, consisting of nano-crystalline, micro-crystalline and amorphous phases, have been fabricated ...
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      High thermoelectric figure of merit of Mg2Si 0.55Sn0.4Ge0.05 materials doped with Bi and Sb 

      Khan, A. U.; Vlachos, N.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2013)
      Thermoelectric properties of new Bi- and Sb-doped Mg2Si 0.55Sn0.4Ge0.05 compounds prepared by powder methods were studied in the temperature range 300-823 K. The materials exhibited compositional inhomogeneites consisting ...
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      Low-temperature synthesis and thermoelectric properties of n-type PbTe 

      Papageorgiou, C.; Giapintzakis, John; Kyratsi, Theodora (2013)
      n-Type PbTe compounds were synthesized at temperatures as low as 430 C. After synthesis, the materials were ground, cold pressed and sintered at 600 C. The effect of this low-temperature synthesis on the structural features ...
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      Structural Characterization and Thermoelectric Properties of Hot-Pressed CoSi Nanocomposites 

      Ioannou, M.; Symeou, E.; Giapintzakis, John; Kyratsi, Theodora (2014)
      Fabrication of nanocomposites by introduction of SiO2 metal oxide nanoparticles into a cobalt silicide thermoelectric matrix is studied. The CoSi matrix material was prepared through solid-state synthesis, and the nano-SiO2 ...
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      Structural features of ball-milled nanostructured K2Bi 8Se13 thermoelectric material 

      Lioutas, C. B.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Ioannou, M.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2011)
      In this work, K2Bi8Se13 material was ball-milled in order to develop nanostructures through the modification of structural features. Structural changes during ball-milling were followed by powder X-ray diffraction measurements, ...
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      Thermoelectric properties of hot-pressed β-K2Bi 8Se13-x Sx materials 

      Kyratsi, Theodora; Ioannou, M. (2013)
      In this work, hot-pressed pellets of the K2Bi8Se 13 family of compounds were prepared for the first time. The pellet fabrication of selected members of the K2Bi8Se 13-x Sx series was studied. Sintering parameters, such as ...
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      Thermoelectric properties of pressed pellets and pressureless sintering in the K2Bi8Se13-xSx system 

      Tsiappos, A.; Kyratsi, Theodora; Kanatzidis, M. G. (Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, United StatesCorrespondence Address: Tsiappos, A.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2006)
      The solid solutions of ß-K2Bi8Se13 are an interesting series of materials for thermoelectric investigations because they possess very low thermal conductivity and relatively high power factor. Moreover, the sulfur-substituted ...