Carrier tuning of type-I clathrate single crystals

Jun Tang, Zhaofei Li, Takuya Nishiro, Kazumi Sato, Katsumi Tanigaki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


A method to precisely control the carrier properties for single crystalline type-I clathrate is investigated. Polycrystalline samples are synthesized first according to the theoretical ratio for carrier control, and followed by Ga flux single crystal growth process. The composition of single crystals was determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP), and the detailed structure was determined by using high-resolution X-ray diffraction. The carrier type and concentration can be tuned by changing the Ba/Ga composition for Ba8Ga16Ge30 (BGG), while only n-type carrier can be achieved in Sr8Ga16Ge30 (SGG). X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the different occupancy factors of the endohedral chemical species may be the reason for this carrier difference between BGG and SGG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-482
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1


  • A. semiconductors
  • B. crystal growth
  • C. X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Carrier tuning of type-I clathrate single crystals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this