Thermoelectric Properties of Cu-Substituted Bi2Ca2Co2Oy Misfit Oxides
Co2-xCuxOy (x=0.0, 0.2, 0.4) Samples were prepared by solid-state reaction method and the effect of Cu substitution on the thermoelectric properties was investigated. The presence of Cu element improved the grain size and electrical conductivity, but Seebeck coefficients were reduced by Cu substitution. It was found Cu substitution is an effective way to improve the thermoelectric performance system at high temperature.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
H. S. Hao et al., "Thermoelectric Properties of Cu-Substituted Bi2Ca2Co2Oy Misfit Oxides", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 2263-2267, 2011