Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: A series of polycrystalline Sn1-xNaxSe with x = 0.00, 0.02, 0.04, 0.10 were fabricated using hydrothermal synthesis, followed by evacuated-and-encapsulated sintering. Their thermoelectric properties were then evaluated. The Hot Disk thermal constant analyser TPS 2500 S was used to find the thermal conductivity of each system by using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. The thermal conductivity was then used in determining the thermoelectric figure-of-merit, the ZT value of the system.
Reference: Journal of Electronic Materials (2016), 46:2964-2968