Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: The low-temperature thermoelectric properties of Ca3-xDyxCo4O9+delta systems (x = 0, 0.02, 0.05, and 0.10). It was determined that these systems produced positive thermopower, indicating that the dominant carriers were holes. The electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity were found to decrease with increasing Dy3+ content, and the thermopower was found to increase. The highest calculated thermoelectric figure of merit was 0.044, and this was calculated for the Ca2.9Dy0.1Co4O9+delta sample.
Reference: Journal of Electronic Materials, 42, 8 (2013) 2582-2586