Silver copper telluride (AgCuTe)

Why in News?

A novel compound that exhibits poor thermal conductivity but shows good electrical conductivity has been developed by a team of researchers.

 

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

About the Compound

The new material having thermoelectric properties is made from silver, copper, and tellurium. It exhibits poor thermal conductivity in 25-425 degree C range but shows good electrical conductivity.

Significance

The compound shows ideal promise as thermoelectric material for converting waste heat into electricity.

 

Source-The Hindu.