Optimization of high thermoelectric figure-of-merit in p-type Ag 1-x (Pb1-ySny)mSb 1-zTem+2

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The Ag1-x(Pb1-ySny)mSb 1-zTem+2 compounds have been found to exhibit high performance p-type thermoelectric properties and are now being considered for practical applications. In this paper, various m values and silver concentrations were investigated to determine the effect on thermoelectric properties. Also, the charge-compensated compounds were studied in order to eliminate the problem of excess tellurium evaporation at high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2008
EventThermoelectric Power Generation - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 29 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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