Synthesis and sintering of ZrNiSn thermoelectric compounds

Q. Shen, L. M. Zhang, L. D. Chen, Takashi Goto, T. Hirai

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In contrast to the commonly used arc melting method, samples in the present paper were prepared by the solid-state reaction from element powders at 1173K under a flowing argon atmosphere for 4-7 days. The constituent phases and the element compositions were determined and showing that samples were of single phase and stoichiometric. ZrNiSn powder was then consolidated by using the spark plasma sintering technique. The effect of sintering temperature and holding time on the density was discussed. It is found that, dense ZrNiSn compounds with fine grain size and homogeneous microstructure were achieved under the condition of 1123K-40MPa-25min.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ICT 2002
Subtitle of host publication21st International Conference on Thermoelectrics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780376838
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event21st International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2002 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: 2002 Aug 252002 Aug 29

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings


Other21st International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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