Springer Series in Materials Science

The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates

Editors: Nolas, George S. (Ed.)

  • Brings together the most recent advances in the science and technological applications of a class of materials important for future sustainable energy systems
  • Edited by the author of an acclaimed text on thermoelectrics
  • With contributions by internationally recognized experts
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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.

About the authors

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, Office of Naval Research, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.
He has been the organizer of many conferences and symposia, often in the frameworks of the APS and MRS.
He has a number of awards to his name, including:
2007 Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award
2007 USF Doctoral Student and Faculty Mentor Publication Award (2 awards received)
2004-2005 University of South Florida Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2002 University of South Florida Presidential Young Faculty Award.

Besides writing a book on thermoelectrics published by Springer in 2001, which is considered the foremost textbook in the field, he published 4 edited volumes; 8 review articles; 80 journal articles. He has several U.S. patents issued.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Early Development of Inorganic Clathrates

    Pouchard, Michel (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Solid State Chemistry of Clathrate Phases: Crystal Structure, Chemical Bonding and Preparation Routes

    Baitinger, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 35-64

  • Synthetic Approaches to Intermetallic Clathrates

    Beekman, Matt (et al.)

    Pages 65-90

  • Semiconductor Clathrates: In Situ Studies of Their High Pressure, Variable Temperature and Synthesis Behavior

    Machon, D. (et al.)

    Pages 91-123

  • Chemistry and Physics of Inverse (Cationic) Clathrates and Tin Anionic Clathrates

    Shevelkov, Andrei V. (et al.)

    Pages 125-167

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates
Editors
  • George S. Nolas
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
199
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9127-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9127-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9126-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0083-0
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
98 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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