Synthesis and thermoelectric properties of filled skutterudite compounds CeyFexCo4-xSb12 by solid state reaction

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

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Abstract

Filled skutterudite compounds, CeyFexCo4-xSb12(x = 0-1.0, y = 0-0.15), were synthesized by solid state reaction using Co, Fe, Sb and CeCl3 · nH2O powders as source materials. The lattice constants of CeyFexCo4-xSb12 increased with increasing substitution of Fe at Co sites and with increasing Ce filling fraction in the Sb-icosahedron voids. All specimens showed p-type conduction. Carrier concentration (p) and electrical conductivity (σ) increased with increasing substitution of Fe at Co sites and decreased with increasing Ce filling fraction. The Seebeck coefficient (α) decreased with increasing Fe content and increased with increasing Ce filling fraction. Thermal conductivity (κ) decreased with increasing substitution of Fe at Co sites and with increasing Ce filling fraction. A maximum ZT value of 0.8 was obtained for Ce0.12Fe0.71Co3.29Sb12 at 750 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5435-5439
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume36
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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