We report the thermoelectric properties of spark plasma-sintered In 4Se 3-In 4Te 3 materials. For comparison, pure In 4Se 3 and In 4Se 3 (80 wt.%)/In 4Te 3 (20 wt.%) mixture samples were prepared. In 4Se 3 and In 4Te 3 powders were synthesized by a conventional melting process in evacuated quartz ampoules, and a spark plasma method was used for the sintering of the pure In 4Se 3 and mixture samples. Thermoelectric and structural characterizations were carried out, and the mixing effect of In 4Se 3 and In 4Te 3 on the thermoelectric properties was investigated.
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This research was supported by a Grant from the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Republic of Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry