The thermoelectric properties of ternary full-Heusler alloys, Co2YZ, which are in a ferromagnetic state up to high temperature above 300 K, were measured and are discussed in terms of the crystal structure and electronic states. Among the full-Heusler alloys studied, the Co2MnSi sample exhibited the highest absolute value of Seebeck coefficient and also the highest electrical conductivity in the temperature range from 300 K to 1023 K. The highest power factor of 2.9 × 10−3 W/m-K2 was obtained for the Co2MnSi sample at 550 K, demonstrating the potential of half-metallic full-Heusler alloys as thermoelectric materials.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry