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Dr. Wenjie Xie

Working area(s)

Materials and Resources


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Thermoelectric nanocomposites design and preparation, characterization of microstructure and thermoelectric properties, interrelation between microstructure and thermoelectric properties

2007.09-2011.06 Ph. D.
Department of Material Science & Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China
2008.09-2010.12 Joint Ph. D. program
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, USA
2005.09-2007.06 Master of Science
Department of Material Science & Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Major: Materials science
2001.09-2005.07 Bachelor of Science
Department of Material Science & Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Major: Material Science & Engineering
2019.09~now Group leader of thermoelectric, MR group (Prof. Anke Weidenkaff), Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (Permanent position)
2014.02~2019.08 Group leader of thermoelectric, Institute of Materials Science, University of Stuttgart, Germany (Permanent position)
2012.02~2014.02 Marie Curie Research Fellow, EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
2011.07~2012.01 Assistant Research Fellow (permanent position, assistant professor level), State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, China
2008.09~2010.12 Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, USA
2005.09~2008.08 Research Associate, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, China

  • STAM Young Scientist Award (2019)
  • Nominated Award of 100-best doctoral dissertation in China (2014)
  • Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation awarded by Department of Education of Hubei, China (2012)
  • Marie Curie Research Fellowship awarded by European Union and EMPA. Switzerland, (2012-2014)
  • 2011 Annual Goldsmid Award awarded by The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) and Marlow Industries, Michigan, USA (2011)
  • Excellent Master Dissertation awarded by Department of Education of Hubei, China (2009)
  • Yangtze Scholarship for PhD Student awarded by Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable Company Ltd. (2009)
  • CSC Fellowship for Joint PhD program awarded by China Scholarship Council, China (2008-2010)

  • Industry TE project 2018-2019, 87000 Euro (PI)
  • DAAD-Oxide TE project with partner in Portugal 2017-2018, 10000 Euro (Co-PI)
  • DFG SPP 1386: Nanostructured half-Huesler (Grant No. WE 2803/2-2) (participated)
  • Marie Curie Action COFUND project funded by EU FP7 and EMPA, 250000 Swiss Franc (PI)
  • Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2011-IV-112) (PI)
  • National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51002112) (Co-PI)
  • National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2007CB607501) (participated)
2007- Member, International Thermoelectric Society (ITS)
2009- Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)
2011- Member, European Materials Research Society (E-MRS)
2015- Member, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
2017- Member, European Thermoelectric Society (ETS)

  • TEP-CH 2013 – Thermoelectric Materials and Applications, September 16-18, 2013, Dübendorf, Switzerland.
  • Workshop Forum on Thermoelectrics, March 17-21, 2013, Dübendorf, Switzerland.
  • Stuttgart Thermoelectric Workshop, August 8, 2017, Stuttgart
  • Thermoelectric symposium in EMRS-2019 spring meeting, May 27-31, 2019, Nice, France
  • Nature Energy
  • Science Advances
  • RSC: Energy & Environmental Science, Nanoscale, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, RSC Advances
  • ACS: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials
  • Elsevier: Acta Materialia, Materials Science Bulletin, Materials Science and Engineering B, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vacuum, Applied Surface Science, Ceramics International.
  • Springer: Journal of Mateirals Science, Journal of Electric Materials
  • Cambridge: Journal of Materials Research, MRS conference proceeding.
  • Proposal reviewer: Czech Science Foundation, DOE (US)

Book chapters
  • Xinfeng Tang, Wenjie Xie, Han Li, Qingjie Zhang, Ctirad Uher, and Terry M. Tritt, “High Performance Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Prepared by Melt Spinning and Spark Plasma Sintering”, Chapter 16 in Materials, Preparation, and Characterization in Thermoelectrics Edited by D. M. Rowe, CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7470-7.
  • Terry M. Tritt, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang, and Wenjie Xie, “Solar Thermoelectric: Direct Solar Thermal Energy Harvesting”, Chapter 22 in Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Edited by David Ginley and Daven Cahen, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107000230.

Peer reviewed journal publications
H-factor 24, Citation > 3200, two ESI highly cited paper
  • Krzysztof Gałazka, Wenjie Xie, Sascha Populoh, Myriam H. Aguirre, Songhak Yoon, Gesine Bu¨ ttner, Anke Weidenkaff, Tailoring thermoelectric properties of Zr0.43Hf0.57NiSn half-Heusler compound by defect engineering, Rare Metals, 2020, in press.
  • Marc Widenmeyer, Tobias Kohler, Margarita Samolis, Alexandra T De Denko, Xingxing Xiao, Wenjie Xie, Frank E Osterloh, Anke Weidenkaff, Band Gap Adjustment in Perovskite-type Eu1−xCaxTiO3 via Ammonolysis, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 2020, in press.
  • Ruijuan Yan, Wenjie Xie, Benjamin Balke, Guoxing Chen, Anke Weidenkaff Realizing p-type NbCoSn half-Heusler compounds with enhanced thermoelectric performance via Sc substitution, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 2020, 21(1), 122-130.
  • Andrei Kovalevsky, Kiryl Zakharchuk, Myriam Haydee Aguirre, Wenjie Xie, Sónia G Patrício, Nuno M Ferreira, Diogo Lopes, Sergii Sergiienko, Gabriel Constantinescu, Sergey M Mikhalev, Anke Weidenkaff, Jorge Frade, Redox engineering of strontium titanate-based thermoelectrics, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020, in press.
  • Guoxing Chen, Wenmei Liu, Marc Widenmeyer, Pingjun Ying, Maofeng Dou, Wenjie Xie, Cora Bubeck, Ling Wang, Maria Fyta, Armin Feldhoff, Anke Weidenkaff, High flux and CO2-resistance of La0.6Ca0.4Co1–xFexO3−δ oxygen-transporting membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 2019, 590, 117082.
  • Kiryl V Zakharchuk, David M Tobaldi, Xingxing Xiao, Wenjie Xie, Sergey M Mikhalev, João F Martins, Jorge R Frade, Anke Weidenkaff, Andrei V Kovalevsky, Synergistic effects of zirconium-and aluminum co-doping on the thermoelectric performance of zinc oxide, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2019, 39(4), 1222-1229.
  • Blanca I. Arias-Serrano, Wenjie Xie, Myriam H. Aguirre, David M. Tobaldi, Artur R. Sarabando, Shahed Rasekh, Sergey M. Mikhalev, Jorge R. Frade, Anke Weidenkaff and Andrei V. Kovalevsky, Exploring Tantalum as a Potential Dopant to Promote the Thermoelectric Performance of Zinc Oxide, Materials, 2019, 12(13), 2057.
  • O. Okhay, S. Zlotnik, W. J. Xie, K. Orlinski, M. J. H. Gallo, G. Otero-Irurueta, A. J. S. Fernandes, D. A. Pawlak, A. Weidenkaff, A. Tkach, Thermoelectric performance of Nb-doped SrTiO3 enhanced by reduced graphene oxide and Sr deficiency cooperation, Carbon, 143, 2019, 215-222.
  • Xingxing Xiao, Marc Widenmeyer, Kathrin Mueller, Marco Scavinic, Stefano Checchia, Carlo Castellano, Dongxia Ma, Songhak Yoon, Wenjie Xie, Ulrich Starke, Kiryl Zakharchuk, Andrei Kovalevsky, and Anke Weidenkaff, A squeeze on the perovskite structure improves the thermoelectric performance of Europium Calcium Titanates, Materials Today Physics, 7, 2018, 96-105.
  • K. V. Zakharchuk, M. Widenmeyer, D. O. Alikin, W. J. Xie, S. Populoh, S. M. Mikhalev, A. Tselev, J. R. Frade, A. Weidenkaff and A. V. Kovalevsky, A self-forming nanocomposite concept for ZnO-based thermoelectrics, J. Mater. Chem. A, 6, 2018, 13386-13396.
  • R. Richter, D. Shopova, W. J. Xie, A. Weidenkaff, F. Lechermann, Thermopower Enhancement from Engineering the Na0.7CoO2 Interacting Fermiology via Fe Doping, Advances in Condensed Mater Physics, 2018, 9725321.
    Tianhua Zou, Wenjie Xie, Marc Widenmeyer, Xingxing Xiao, Anke Weidenkaff, Enhancing point defect scattering in copper antimony selenides via Sm and S Co-doping, Rare Metals, 37, 2018, 290-299.
  • Jürgen Nuss, Ulrich Wedig, Wenjie Xie, Petar Yordanov, Jan Bruin, Ralph Hübner, Anke Weidenkaff, Hidenori Takagi, Phosphide-Tetrahedrite Ag6Ge10P12: Thermoelectric Performance of a Long-Forgotten Silver-Cluster Compound, Chemistry of Materials. 29, 2017, 6956-6965
  • Tianhua Zou, Tiantian Jia, Wenjie Xie*, Yongsheng Zhang, Marc Widenmeyer, Xingxing Xiao, Anke Weidenkaff, Band structure modification in thermoelectric Heusler-phase TiFe2Sn via Mn substitution, PCCP, 19, 2017, 18273-18278. (selected as HOT paper)
  • Gesine Büttner, Sascha Populoh, Wenjie Xie, Matthias Trottmann, Jan Hertrampf, Max Döbeli, Lassi Karvonen, Songhak Yoon, Philipp Thiel, Rainer Niewa and Anke Weidenkaff, Thermoelectric properties of [Ca2CoO3-δ][CoO2]1,62 as a function of Co/Ca defects and Co3O4 inclusions, Journal of Applied Physics, 121, 2017, 215101.
  • Xingxing Xiao, Marc Widenmeyer, Wenjie Xie, Tianhua Zou, Songhak Yoon, Marco Scavini, Stefano Checchia, Zhicheng Zhong, Philipp Hansmann, Stefan Kilper, Andrei Kovalevsky, Anke Weidenkaff, Tailoring the structure and thermoelectric properties of BaTiO3 via Eu2+ substitution, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19, 2017, 13469-13480. (Highlighted as cover image)
  • T. H. Zou, W. J. Xie*, X. Y. Qin, M. H. Zhou, M. Widenmeyer, J. F. Xu, J. He, A. Weidenkaff, Synergistic Effects of Lanthanum Substitution on Enhancing the Thermoelectric Properties of β-Zn4Sb3. Journal of Materiomics, 2, 2016, 273-279.
  • K. Gała˛zka, S. Populoh, W. Xie, J. Hulliger, A. Weidenkaff, Radiative heat losses in thermal conductivity measurements: a correction for linear temperature gradients, Measurement, 90, 2016, 187–191.
  • R. Chmielowski, S. Bhattacharya, W. Xie, D. Péré, S. Jacob, R. Stern, K. Moriya, A. Weidenkaff, G. K. H. Madsen and G. Dennler High thermoelectric performance in Tellurium doped Paracostibite, Journal of Material Chemistry C, 4, 2016, 3094-3100.
  • Tianhua Zou, Yongsheng Zhang, Xiao-Guang Li, Zhi Zeng, Di Li, Jian Zhang, Hongxing Xin, Wenjie Xie, Anke Weidenkaff, Enhanced thermoelectric performance of β-Zn4Sb3 based nanocomposites through the dual effects of density of states resonance and carrier energy filtering, Scientific Reports, 5, 2015, 17803.
  • Tianhua Zou, Wenjie Xie, Jian Feng, Xiaoying Qin, and Anke Weidenkaff, Recent Developments in ß-Zn4Sb3 Based Thermoelectric compounds, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, 642909.
  • Gesine Saucke, Sascha Populoh1, Philipp Thiel, Wenjie Xie, Ryoji Funahashi and Anke Weidenkaff, Compatibility approach for the improvement of oxide thermoelectric converters for industrial heat recovery applications, Journal of Applied Physics, 118, 2015, 035106.
  • Radoslaw Chmielowski, Daniel Péré, Chandan Bera, Ingo Opahle, Wenjie Xie, Stéphane Jacob, Frédéric Capet, Pascal Roussel, Anke Weidenkaff, Georg K. H. Madsen and Gilles Dennler, Theoretical and experimental investigations of the thermoelectric properties of Bi2S3, Journal of Applied Physics, 117, 2015, 125103.
  • Jikun Chen, Alexandra Palla-Papavlu, Yulong Li, Lidong Chen, Xun Shi, Max Dobeli, Dieter Stender, Sascha Populoh, Wenjie Xie, Anke Weidenkaff, Christof Schneider, Alexander Wokaun, Thomas Lippert, Laser deposition and direct-writing of thermoelectric misfit cobaltite thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 2014, 231907.
  • Krzysztof Gałązka, Sascha Populoh, Leyre Sagarna, Lassi Karvonen, Wenjie Xie, Alessandra Beni, Patrik Schmutz, Jürg Hulliger and Anke Weidenkaff, Phase formation, stability and oxidation in (Ti,Zr,Hf)NiSn half-Heusler compounds, Physica Status Solidi a, 211, 2014, 1259-1266.
  • Krzysztof Gałązka, Sascha Populoh, Wenjie Xie, Songhak Yoon, Gesine Saucke, Jürg Hulliger and Anke Weidenkaff, Improved thermoelectric performance of (Zr0.3Hf0.7)NiSn half-Heusler compounds by Ta substitution, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 2014, 183704.
  • Wenjie Xie, Sascha Populoh, Krzysztof Gała˛zka, Xingxing Xiao, Leyre Sagarna, Yufei Liu, Matthias Trottmann, Jian He, and Anke Weidenkaff, Thermoelectric study of crossroads material MnTe via sulfur doping, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 2014, 103707.
  • Wenjie Xie, Shanyu Wang, Song Zhu, Jian He, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang, Terry M. Tritt, High performance Bi2Te3 nanocomposites prepared by single-element-melt-spinning spark-plasma sintering, Journal of Materials Science, 48, 2013, 2745–2760 (Invited Review) (Highlighted as Cover image)
  • Wenjie Xie, Yonggao Yan, Song Zhu, Menghan Zhou, Sascha Populoh, Krzysztof Gałązka, S. Joseph Poon, Anke Weidenkaff, Jian He, Xinfeng Tang, and Terry M. Tritt, “Significant ZT Enhancement in p-type Ti(Co,Fe)Sb-InSb Nanocomposites via a Combined ‘High Mobility Electron Injection, Energy filtering and Boundary Scattering’ Process”, Acta Materialia, 61, 2013, 2087–2094.
  • Sascha Populoh, Oliver C. Brunko, Krzysztof Gałązka, Wenjie Xie, Anke Weidenkaff, “Half-Heusler (TiZrHf)NiSn Unileg Module with High Powder Density”, Materials, 6, 2013, 1326-1332.
  • Wenjie Xie, Dale A. Hitchcock, Hye J. Kang, Jian He, Xinfeng Tang, Mark Laver, and Boualem Hammouda, “The microstructure network and thermoelectric properties of bulk (Bi,Sb)2Te3”, Applied Physics Letters, 101, 2012, 113902.
  • Wenjie Xie, Anke Weidenkaff, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang, Joseph Poon and Terry M. Tritt, “Recent Advances in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Half-Heusler Compounds”, Nanomaterials, 2(4), 2012, 379-412. (Invited Review) (Open Access)
  • Wenjie Xie, Jian He, Song Zhu, Tim Holgate, Shanyu Wang, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang and Terry M. Tritt, “Investigation of the sintering pressure and thermal conductivity anisotropy of melt-spun spark-plasma-sintered (Bi,Sb)2Te3 thermoelectric materials”, Journal of Materials Research, 26, 2011, 1791-1799.
  • W. Wong-Ng, W. Xie, Y. Yan, G. Liu, J. Kaduk, E. Thomas, and T. Tritt, “Structural and thermoelectric properties of BaRCo4O7 (R = Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu)”, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 2011, 113706.
  • S. Joseph Poon, Di Wu, Song Zhu, Wenjie Xie, Terry M. Tritt, Peter Thomas and Rama Venkatasubramanian, “Half-Heusler phases and nanocomposites as emerging high-ZT thermoelectric materials”, Journal of Materials Research, 26, 2011, 2795-2802 (Invited Feature Papers)
  • Shanyu Wang, Han Li, Dekui Qi, Wenjie Xie, Xinfeng Tang, “Enhancement of the thermoelectric performance of -Zn4Sb3 by in situ nanostructures and minute Cd-doping”, Acta Materialia, 59, 2011, 4805-4817.
  • Y. G. Yan, W. Wong-Ng, J. A. Kaduk, G. J. Tan, W. J. Xie, and X. F. Tang, “Correlation of thermoelectric and microstructural properties of p-type CeFe4Sb12 melt-spun ribbons using a rapid screening method”, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 2011, 142106.
  • Xiao Xing-Xing, Xie Wen-Jie, Tang Xin-Feng, Zhang Qing-Jie, “Phase transition and high temperature thermoelectric properties of copper selenide Cu2-xSe (0<=x<= 0.25)”, Chinese Physics B, 20, 2011, 087201.
  • Song Zhu, Wenjie Xie, Daniel Thompson, Tim Holgate, Menghan Zhou, Yonggao Yan and Terry M. Tritt, “Tuning the thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline FeSb2 by the in situ formation of Sb/InSb nanoinclusions”, Journal of Materials Research, 26, 2011, 1894-1899.
  • J. W. Simonson, D. Wu, W. J. Xie, T. M. Tritt, and S. J. Poon, “Introduction of resonant states and enhancement of thermoelectric properties in half-Heusler alloys”, Physics Review B, 83, 2011, 235211.
  • Shanyu Wang , Gangjian Tan , Wenjie Xie , Gang Zheng , Han Li , Jihui Yang and Xinfeng Tang, “Enhanced thermoelectric properties of Bi2(Te1−xSex)3-based compounds as n-type legs for low-temperature power generation”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 2012, 20943-20951.
  • W. Wong-Ng, T. Luo, W. Xie, W.H. Tang, J. A. Kaduk, Q. Huang, Y. Yan, S. Chattopadhyay, X. Tang, T. Tritt, “Phase diagram, crystal chemistry and thermoelectric properties of compounds in the Ca–Co–Zn–O system”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 184, 2011, 2159-2166.
  • V. Ponnambalam, S. Lindsey, W. Xie, D. Thompson, F. Drymiotis and Terry M Tritt, “High Seebeck coefficient AMXP2 (A = Ca and Yb; M, X = Zn, Cu and Mn) Zintl phosphides as high-temperature thermoelectric materials”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44, 2011, 155406.
  • Shanyu Wang, Wenjie Xie, Han Li, Xinfeng Tang, “Enhanced performances of melt spun Bi2(Te,Se)3 for n-type thermoelectric legs”, Intermetallics, 19, 2011, 1024–1031.
  • S. Y. Wang, W. J. Xie, H. Li, X. F. Tang, Q. J. Zhang, “Effects of Cooling Rate on Thermoelectric Properties of n-Type Bi2(Se0.4Te0.6)3 Compounds”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 40, 2011, 1150-1157.
  • Wenjie Xie, Jian He, Hye Jung Kang, Xinfeng Tang, Song Zhu, Mark Laver, Shanyu Wang, John Copley, Craig Brown, Qingjie Zhang, and Terry M. Tritt, “Identifying the Specific Nanostructures Responsible for the High Thermoelectric Performance of (Bi,Sb)2Te3 Nanocomposites”, Nano Letters, 10, 2010, 3283-3289.
  • W. J. Xie, J. He, S. Zhu, X. L. Su, S. Y. Wang, T. Holgate, J. W. Hubbard, V. Ponnambalam, S. J. Poon, X. F. Tang, Q. J. Zhang, and T. M. Tritt, “Simultaneously Optimizing the Independent Thermoelectric properties in (Ti,Zr,Hf)(Co,Ni)Sb Alloy by In-situ Forming InSb Nanoinclusions”, Acta Materialia, 58 , 2010, 4705–4713.
  • Shanyu Wang, Wenjie Xie, Han Li and Xinfeng Tang, “High performance n-type (Bi,Sb)2(Te,Se)3 for low temperature thermoelectric generator”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43, 2010, 335404.
  • Wang Shan-Yu, Xie Wen-Jie, Li Han, Tang Xin-Feng, “Microstructures and thermoelectric properties of n-type melting spun (Bi0.85Sb0.15)2(Te1-xSex)3 compounds”, Acta Physica Sinica, 59, 2010, 8927-8933.
  • Wang Shan-Yu, Xie Wen-Jie, Tang Xin-Feng, “Effects of Preparation Techniques on the Thermoelectric Properties and Pressive Strengths of n-type Bi2Te3 Based Materials”, Journal of Inorganic Materials, 25, 2010, 609-614.
  • Wenjie Xie, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang and Terry M. Tritt, “Unique Low-Dimensional Structure and Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance for P-type Bi0.52Sb1.48Te3 Bulk Material”, Applied Physics Letters, 94, 2009, 102111.
  • Wenjie Xie, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang and Terry M. Tritt, “High Thermoelectric Performance BiSbTe Alloy with Unique Low-Dimensional Structure”, Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 2009, 113713.
  • Wenjie Xie, Song Zhu, Xinfeng Tang, Jian He, Yonggao Yan, V. Ponnambalam, Qingjie Zhang, S. Joseph Poon and Terry Tritt, “Synthesis and thermoelectric properties of (Ti,Zr,Hf)(Co,Pd)Sb half-Heusler Synthesis compound”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42, 2009, 235407.
  • Chen Guo, Xie Wen-jie, Jing Qiao, Tang Xin-feng, “Microstructure and Electrical Transport Properties of n-type Bismuth Telluride Based Compounds Prepared by Melt Spinning Technique”, Journal of Wuhan University of Technology, 31, 2009, 1-4.
  • Wenjie Xie, Qiao Jin, Xinfeng Tang, “The preparation and thermoelectric properties of Ti0.5Zr0.25Hf0.25Co1-xNixSb half-Heusler compounds”, Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 2008, 043711.
  • W. J. Xie, X. F. Tang, G. Chen, Q. Jin, Q. J. Zhang, “Nanostructure and thermoelectric properties of p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 compound prepared by melt spinning technique”, IEEE PROCEEDINGS ICT 07, 2008, 23-26.
  • Xinfeng Tang, Wenjie Xie, Han Li, Wenyu Zhao, Qingjie Zhang, and Masayuki Niino, “Preparation and thermoelectric transport properties of high-performance p-type Bi2Te3 with layered nanostructure”, Applied Physics Letters, 90, 2007, 012102.
  • Xie Wen-jie, Tang Xin-Feng, Zhang Qing-jie, “Fast preparation and thermal transport property of TiCoSb-based half-Heusler compounds”, Chinese Physics, 16, 2007, 3549-3552.
  • Liu Taoxiang, Tang Xinfeng, Xie Wenjie, Yonggao Yan, Zhang Qingjie, “Crystal structures and thermoelectric properties of Sm-filled skutterudite compounds SmyFexCo4-xSb12”, Journal of Rare Earths, 25, 2007, 739-743.
  • Xinfeng Tang, Wenjie Xie, and Qingjie Zhang “Preparation method of high performance Bi2Te3 thermoelectric semiconductor materials”, ZL 2006 1 0019607.X (Chinese Patent)
  • Xinfeng Tang, Wenjie Xie, and Qingjie Zhang “Preparation method of TiCoSb-based thermoelectric semiconductor materials”, ZL 2006 1 0019184.1 (Chinese Patent)