Effect of FAPAS Process on the Thermoelectric Properties of β-FeSi2
Iron disilicide (-FeSi2, and -FeSi2+Cu0.1wt%) were prepared by a field-activated pressure assisted synthesis(FAPAS) method from elemental powders and the thermoelectric properties were investigated. The average grain size of these products is about 0.3m. The thermal conductivity of these materials is 3-4wm-1K-1in the temperature range 300-725K. These products’ figure of merit is 28.50×10-4 in the temperature range 330-450K. The additions of Cu promote the phase transformation of -Fe2Si5 + -FeSi → β-FeSi2 and shorten the annealing time. It is proved that FAPAS is a benign and rapid process for sintering of -FeSi2 thermoelectric materials.
Yafang Han, Tianmin Wang and Shaoxiong Zhou
Q. S. Meng et al., "Effect of FAPAS Process on the Thermoelectric Properties of β-FeSi2 ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 650, pp. 137-141, 2010