Investigation of cubic PbS/AgSbS2 system for thermoelectric applications

Iliya Todorov*, Duck Young Chung, Mercouri Kanatzidis

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Investigation of a family of bulk cubic compounds with general formula AgPbmMS2+m (M = Sb, Bi) is reported. These PbS-based cubic structured quaternary systems combine a set of desirable features for efficient ZT thermoelectric materials for solar thermal power generation. AgPb mMS2+m (M = Sb, Bi) possess an average NaCl structure (Fm-3m symmetry), high melting point (991 -1095 °C for M = Sb; 865 - 1091 °C for M = Bi), relatively wide energy gap (0.7 > Eg (eV) > 0.39 for both Sb and Bi). The systematic variation of lattice parameters, energy gap and melting point is reported. Preliminary charge transport properties are reported along with variable temperature thermal conductivity data of selected members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 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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