P-Type and N-Type Bi2Te3/PbTe Functional Gradient Materials for Thermoelectric Power Generation

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The p-type (Bi0.2Sb0.8)2Te3/(Pb0.7Sn0.3)Te functional gradient material (FGM) was fabricated by hot-pressing the mechanically alloyed (Bi0.2Sb0.8)2Te3 and the 0.5 at% Na2Te-doped (Pb0.7Sn0.3)Te powders. Also, the n-type Bi2(Te0.9Se0.1)3/PbTe FGM was processed by hot-pressing the mechanically alloyed Bi2(Te0.9Se0.1)3 and the 0.3 wt% Bi-doped PbTe powders. With △T larger than 300°C, the p-type (Bi0.2Sb0.8)2Te3/(Pb0.7Sn0.3)Te FGM exhibited larger thermoelectric output power than those of the (Bi0.2Sb0.8)2Te3 and the 0.5 at% Na2Te-doped (Pb0.7Sn0.3)Te alloys. For the n-type Bi2(Te0.9Se0.1)3/PbTe FGM, the thermoelectric output power superior to those of the Bi2(Te0.9Se0.1)3 and the 0.3 wt% Bi-doped PbTe was predicted at △T larger than 300°C.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 534-536)

Edited by:

Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim

Pages:

1493-1496

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.534-536.1493

Citation:

K. Y. Lee and T. S. Oh, "P-Type and N-Type Bi2Te3/PbTe Functional Gradient Materials for Thermoelectric Power Generation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 1493-1496, 2007

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January 2007

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