Thermoelectric properties of directionally solidified B4C-TiB2 composites by an FZ method

Itaru Gunjishima, Takaya Akashi, Takashi Goto

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Thermoelectric properties of directionally solidified B4C-TiB2 composites by a Floating Zone method were studied at temperatures from RT to 1023 K. The composition of TiB2 was changed between 0 and 25 mol% (eutectic composition). The difference of electrical conductivity (σ) and Seebeck coefficient (α) between parallel (∥) and perpendicular (⊥) to the growth direction were measured. At the eutectic composition, σ was greater than σ, and α was greater than α. Both α and α showed the maximum around 2 mol%. The greatest power factor of 0.48×10-3 WK-2m-1 was obtained at 2 mol% in the perpendicular to the growth direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184-1188
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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