Thermoelectric Properties of Skutterudite CoSb3 Prepared by Encapsulated Induction Melting


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Encapsulated induction melting was attempted to prepare binary skutterudite CoSb3 and its thermoelectric properties were investigated. Single phase δ-CoSb3 was successfully obtained by the subsequent isothermal heat treatment at 773K-873K for 24 hours in vacuum. Thermoelectric properties were changed with constituent phases because β-CoSb and Sb are metallic/semimetallic phases, while γ-CoSb2 and δ-CoSb3 are semiconducting phases. Thermoelectric properties were remarkably improved by the proper heat treatment and they were closely related to phase transitions.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 544-545)

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Hyungsun Kim, Junichi Hojo and Soo Wohn Lee




S. C. Ur and I. H. Kim, "Thermoelectric Properties of Skutterudite CoSb3 Prepared by Encapsulated Induction Melting", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 544-545, pp. 921-924, 2007

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May 2007




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