Thermoelectric Performances of ZrNiSn/C60 Composite
|Periodical||Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 280 - 283)|
|Main Theme||High-Performance Ceramics III|
|Edited by||Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li|
|Citation||Xiang Yang Huang et al., 2007, Key Engineering Materials, 280-283, 385|
|Online since||February 2007|
|Authors||Xiang Yang Huang, Li Dong Chen, X. Shi, Min Zhou, Z. Xu|
The ZrNiSn/C60 thermoelectric composite was prepared by a spark plasma sintering (SPS)technique. The obtained sample was fully dense and homogeneous. Slices of the sample were characterized by electrical resistivity, Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity up to 850K. It was shown that the composite has a higher electrical conductivity, a lower Seebeck coefficient and a higher thermal conductivity than the ZrNiSn matrix alloy. XRD pattern and EPMA analysis of the composite revealed that the C60 nano particles reacted with ZrNiSn matrix to form ZrC inclusions.