Optical and electronic properties of thermoelectric Zn4 Sb3 across the low-temperature phase transitions

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Using infrared reflection spectroscopy the authors show that the phase transitions from disordered high temperature Β- Zn4 Sb3 into the increasingly higher ordered and complex structured low-temperature phases α and α′ are accompanied by a significant increase in the free charge carrier density and a concomitant increase of the effective scattering rate.


  • A. P. Litvinchuk
  • B. Lorenz
  • Feng Chen
  • J. Nyĺn
  • U. Häussermann
  • Sven Lidin
  • Limin Wang
  • Arnold M. Guloy
External organisations
  • University of Houston
  • Arizona State University
  • Stockholm University
Original languageEnglish
Article number181920
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 10
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes