High-temperature transport property of in 2-x Ce x O 3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.10) fine grained ceramics

Yong Liu, Yuan Hua Lin, Wei Xu, Bo Cheng, Jinle Lan, Dongliang Chen, Hongmin Zhu, Ce Wen Nan

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Using the spark plasma sintering process In 2-xCe xO 3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.10) fine grained ceramics have been synthesized. Our results indicate that all the In 2O 3-based ceramic samples show good electrical conductivity and high thermoelectric power factor. In comparison with pure In 2O 3 bulks or doped samples with grain size above 1 μm, the 100-300 nm fine grain In 2O 3-based ceramics exhibit much lower thermal conductivities (1.9-2.5 W·(m·K) -1 at 1173 K), demonstrating a remarkable cooperative tuning effect imposed by grain size reduction and nano-clusters formation. The maximum figure of merit ZT value is optimized up to ∼0.47 at 1223 K for In 1.92Ce 0.08O 3 sample, which makes them promising candidates for thermoelectric applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2568-2572
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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