Thermoelectric Performances of ZrNiSn/C60 Composite
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.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
X. Y. Huang et al., "Thermoelectric Performances of ZrNiSn/C60 Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 385-388, 2005