Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: Hydrothermal methods were used to synthesize nanoplatelets of Bi2-xSbxTe3. In this article, the electrical conductivity, thermopower, and thermal conductivity were the temperature-dependent transport parameters that were determined to calculate the dimensionless figure of merit, ZT. The thermal conductivity measurements were carried out using the transient plane source (TPS) technique with the Hot Disk thermal constants analyzer. The alloy had a low thermal conductivity of 0.37 W/mK, which was low compared to the (Bi,Sb)2Te3 alloys that were fabricated using other methods. This could be attributed to the nanostructured nature of the compacted Bi2-xSbxTe3.
Reference: AIP Conference Proceedings (2013), 1449