Special Issue "Inorganic Clathrate Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2016) | Viewed by 26518
Interests: solid state physics; materials synthesis; materials chemistry; thermoelectric materials and technology
Interests: preparation; crystal structure; chemical bonding; chemical and physical behavior of intermetallic compounds
In the past decade, inorganic clathrates have received rapidly increasing attention globally due to their unusual and potentially useful electronic, thermal, as well as chemical properties. The diverse behaviors they display are often directly related to the atomic interactions in these unique inclusion-type compounds, as well as their expanded framework structures. As prospects grow for utilizing these materials in energy harvesting, energy conversion, and energy storage applications, the compositional diversity they afford provides a broad materials space for further scientific and technological discovery.
This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for contributions focused on all aspects of inorganic clathrates, both scientific and technological, including new experimental and theoretical research that advances the understanding of the synthesis, structure, physical, and chemical properties, as well as applications of these materials.
Prof. Matt Beekman
Prof. Yuri Grin
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