99.98% trace metals basis
2750 °C (lit.)
1535 °C (lit.)
7.86 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
The price of tellurium, a key component in many thermoelectric materials, has risen in recent years, leading to the search for more cost-effective substitutes. This article presents silicide materials as a cheaper potential alternative.
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