Synthesis of n-type Mg2Si/CNT Thermoelectric Nanofibers

Keiko Kikuchi, Kodai Yamamoto, Naoyuki Nomura, Akira Kawasaki

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Abstract

Magnesium silicide (Mg2Si)/carbon nanotube (CNT) thermoelectric nanofibers for use as a flexible thermoelectric material were successfully synthesized through the combined processes of the sol-gel method, magnesiothermic reduction, and liquid-solid phase reaction. In the resulting product, each CNT was coated with Mg2Si which was an approximately 60-nm-thick single crystal. The synthesized Mg2Si-coated CNTs exhibited n-type thermoelectric behavior confirming that n-type thermoelectric composite nanofibers were successfully obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number343
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Flexible thermoelectric material
  • Magnesium silicide
  • Thermoelectric nanofibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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