Preparation of Functionally Graded Cu/AlN/Cu Electrode Materials for Thermoelectric Devices
The Cu/AlN/Cu functionally graded materials (FGMs) were successfully fabricated using the spark plasma sintering (SPS) method, and a two-step process was used. First, a symmetrical porositygraded AlN plate was prepared using AlN powder consisting of particles of varying sizes. Afterwards, graded Cu/AlN/Cu samples were made by introducing Cu into the pores of the external, porous AlN layer.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
H. Q. Zhang, J. F. Li, "Preparation of Functionally Graded Cu/AlN/Cu Electrode Materials for Thermoelectric Devices", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2613-2615, 2007