Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Ankam Bhaskar, Chia-Jyi Liu, Ching-Lin Chang, Wei-Ming Wu, Yi-Hsuan Pai
Keywords: aluminum (Al) doping, concentration, Electrical Conductivity, Electron Microscopy, Figure of Merit, hydrothermal synthesis, metal alloys, nano-doped composites, nanostructured composites, power, Sintering, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Thermoelectric Properties, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: This article investigates the effect of aluminum doping on the thermal conductivity and other thermoelectric properties of nanostructured Zn1•XAlXTe (0 ≤ X ≤ 0.15) for a temperature range of 300 K – 600 K. The thermal conductivity was measured using the transient plane source (TPS) technique by a thermal constants analyzer. It was found that with increasing doping of aluminum, the thermal conductivity decreased, and with increasing temperature thermal conductivity also decreased. The decreasing of thermal conductivity increased the performance of the thermoelectric material expressed by the dimensionless figure of merit (zT).
Reference: Ceramics International, 42, 1B (2016) 1070-1076