Synthesis, crystal structure, and transport properties of Cu2SnTe3

Noha Alzahrani, Dean Hobbis, George S. Nolas

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Polycrystalline Cu2SnTe3, a ternary chalcogenide forming in a cubic crystal structure, was synthesized by reaction of the constituent elements before annealing and densification by Spark Plasma Sintering. The structural and chemical analyses were investigated using powder X-ray diffraction and Rietveld refinement. Low temperature transport properties are reported and indicate that this cubic phase has metallic conduction and possessing relatively high thermal conductivity values with a relatively large lattice contribution. The results presented are intended to expand on the research into ternary chalcogenides in order to further advance the fundamental investigation of these materials as they continue to be of fundamental interest for potential energy-related applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121566
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • Phonon-drag
  • Ternary chalcogenides
  • Transport properties


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