Mona Zebarjadi, assistant professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, co-authored one of the most read Scientific Reports articles in physics for 2018.

Mona Zebarjadi, assistant professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, co-authored one of the most read Scientific Reports articles in physics for 2018. The report, “Semi-metals as Potential Thermoelectric Materials,” shares results of theory-building and experimentation with intrinsic mercury telluride. Zebarjadi and her co-authors found that this semimetal possesses a high thermoelectric power factor that is comparable to the best-known thermoelectric materials. They propose other possible materials with similar band structures as potential candidates for thermoelectric applications.