Tyagi, Kriti and Gahtori, Bhasker and Bathula, Sivaiah and Toutam, Vijaykumar and Sharma, Sakshi and Singh, Niraj Kumar and Dhar, Ajay (2014) Thermoelectric and mechanical properties of spark plasma sintered Cu3SbSe3 and Cu3SbSe4: Promising thermoelectric materials. Applied Physics Letters, 105 (26). ISSN 0003-6951

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We report the synthesis of thermoelectric compounds, Cu3SbSe3 and Cu3SbSe4, employing the conventional fusion method followed by spark plasma sintering. Their thermoelectric properties indicated that despite its higher thermal conductivity, Cu3SbSe4 exhibited a much larger value of thermoelectric figure-of-merit as compared to Cu3SbSe3, which is primarily due to its higher electrical conductivity. The thermoelectric compatibility factor of Cu3SbSe4 was found to be similar to 1.2 as compared to 0.2V(-1) for Cu3SbSe3 at 550 K. The results of the mechanical properties of these two compounds indicated that their microhardness and fracture toughness values were far superior to the other competing state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 10:18
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1610

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