Synthesis and Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Double Atoms Filling p-Type CamCenFexCo4-xSb12 Compounds


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Single-phase double atoms filling skutterudite compounds were synthesized by using melting reaction method. The effects of double atoms filling on the structure and lattice thermal conductivity of skutterudite compounds were investigated. The results of Rietveld refinement indicate that CamCenFexCo4-xSb12 compounds possess skutterudite structure and the Sb-icosahedron voids have been partially filled with filling atoms. With the same filling fraction, the lattice thermal conductivity of CamCenFexCo4-xSb12 is smaller than that of CamFexCo4-xSb12 and CenFexCo4-xSb12, furthermore, when the total filling fraction (m+n) is about 0.3 and respective filling fraction of Ca and Ce are approximately equal, the lattice thermal conductivity is the least.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




H. Li et al., "Synthesis and Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Double Atoms Filling p-Type CamCenFexCo4-xSb12 Compounds", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 838-841, 2007

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April 2007




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