Fabrication and thermoelectric power factor of CoSb3 prepared using modified polyol process and evacuated- and-encapsulated sintering

Ahmad Gharleghi, Hon Zi Chang, Yin Chiao Chen, Yao Wei Yang, Chia Jyi Liu

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Various reaction temperatures have been investigated to stabilize the CoSb3 phase obtained by a modified polyol process using a refluxing condenser. The resulting powders were cold-pressed and sintered in an evacuated-and- encapsulated ampoule for transport measurements. Single-phase CoSb3 could be produced for the reaction carried out at 448 K for a short duration of 15 min followed by evacuated-and-encapsulated sintering at 848 K for 5 h. In comparison with the sample sintered at 798 K, the sample sintered at 848 K exhibits lower resistivity and thermopower. Due to the sign crossover of the thermopower, the latter sample shows lower power factor for temperatures above 475 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1564-1567
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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