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Proc. ASME. MNHMT2009, ASME 2009 Second International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 3, 231-236, December 18–21, 2009
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: MNHMT2009-18339
... We theoretically find that embedding silicide nanoparticles in Si x Ge 1- x alloys is able to considerably improve the figure of merit ( ZT ). We have computed the thermal conductivity as a function of the sizes of NiSi 2 and CoSi 2 nanoparticles. We find that the optimal nanoparticle...