A high temperature apparatus for measurement of the Seebeck coefficient

Shiho Iwanaga*, Eric S. Toberer, Aaron Lalonde, G. Jeffrey Snyder

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A high temperature Seebeck coefficient measurement apparatus with various features to minimize typical sources of error is designed and built. Common sources of temperature and voltage measurement error are described and principles to overcome these are proposed. With these guiding principles, a high temperature Seebeck measurement apparatus with a uniaxial 4-point contact geometry is designed to operate from room temperature to over 1200 K. This instrument design is simple to operate, and suitable for bulk samples with a broad range of physical types and shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063905
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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