Enhanced thermoelectric performance of compacted Bi0.5Sb 1.5Te3 nanoplatelets with low thermal conductivity

Chia Jyi Liu, Gao Jhih Liu, Yen Liang Liu, Liang Ru Chen, Alan B. Kaiser

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We report fabrication of compacted Bi0.5Sb1.5Te 3 nanoplatelets using hydrothermal methods followed by cold pressing and sintering in an evacuated ampoule at various temperature of 300-380 °C. The compacted Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 sintered at 340 °C has the highest power factor of 11.6 μW/cmK2 and its thermal conductivity is 0.37 W/mK at 295 K, which is very low as compared to the typical value of 1 W/mK. The resulting dimensionless figure of merit ZT is 0.93 at 295 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-1761
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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