Effect of composition on thermoelectric properties in PbTe-Bi 2Te 3 composites

Ju Hyuk Yim, Kyooho Jung, Hyo Jung Kim, Hyung-Ho Park, Chan Park, Jin Sang Kim

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Abstract

The solidification of alloys in the Bi 2Te 3-PbTe pseudobinary system at off- and near-eutectic compositions was investigated for their microstructure and thermoelectric properties. Dendritic and lamellar structures were clearly observed due to the phase separation and the existence of a metastable ternary phase. In this system, three phases with different compositions were observed: binary Bi 2Te 3, PbTe, and metastable PbBi 2Te 4. The Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity, and thermal conductivity of ternary alloys as well as binary compounds were measured. The phonon thermal conductivities of Pb-Bi-Te alloys were lower than those in binary PbTe and Bi 2Te 3, which could have resulted from the increased interfacial area between phases due to the existence of the metastable ternary phase and the resultant phase separation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1014
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

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Phase separation
Thermal conductivity
thermal conductivity
Lamellar structures
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Ternary alloys
Seebeck coefficient
ternary alloys
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Chemical analysis
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solidification
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microstructure
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electrical resistivity

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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Yim, Ju Hyuk ; Jung, Kyooho ; Kim, Hyo Jung ; Park, Hyung-Ho ; Park, Chan ; Kim, Jin Sang. / Effect of composition on thermoelectric properties in PbTe-Bi 2Te 3 composites. In: Journal of Electronic Materials. 2011 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 1010-1014.
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In: Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 40, No. 5, 01.05.2011, p. 1010-1014.

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