Study Reveals Novel Electronic Mechanisms in Group IV Chalcogenides Enhancing Energy Technologies

Researchers have discovered novel electronic mechanisms in Group IV chalcogenides, revealing their potential to enhance energy technologies. These materials can transition between amorphous and crystalline phases, making them ideal for applications like rewritable optical discs and energy harvesting. The study, led by Professor Umesh Waghmare, highlights the unique properties of these materials, such as high thermoelectric efficiency and low thermal conductivity, which could significantly impact quantum technology and sustainable energy solutions.

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