Effects of filler atoms on lattice thermal conductivity of RyFexCo4-xSb12 (R=Ba, Ce, Y)

X. F. Tang, L. D. Chen, Q. J. Zhang, T. Goto, T. Hirai, R. Z. Yuan

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Effects of filler atoms with different ionic radii Ba, Ce, Y on the lattice thermal conductivity of filled RyFexCo4-xSb12 are systematically investigated. The results show that the lattice thermal conductivity decreases significantly by filling Ba, Ce, Y atoms in Sb-icosahedral voids, and the reducing range of the lattice thermal conductivity increases in order of ionic radii decreasing from Ba2+, Ce3+ to Y3+. The lowest lattice thermal conductivity and strongest rattling actions of filler atoms with respect to scattering of phonons are gained when the Sb-icosahedral voids are partly filled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ICT 2003 - 22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078038301X
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2003 - La Grande Motte, France
Duration: 2003 Aug 172003 Aug 21

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings


Other22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2003
CityLa Grande Motte


  • Atmospheric measurements
  • Atomic measurements
  • Conducting materials
  • Conductivity measurement
  • Filling
  • Iron
  • Lattices
  • Plasma measurements
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermoelectricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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