Mechanical alloying synthesis of K2Bi8Se 13- type solid solutions

Nikolaos Toumpas*, Theodora Kyratsi, Euripides Hatzikraniotis, Andreas Tsiappos, Eleni Pavlidou, Konstantinos M. Paraskevopoulos, Duck Young Chung, Mercouri Kanatzidis

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Solid solutions of β-K2Bi8-xSb xSe13 are an interesting series of materials for thermoelectric investigations due to their very low thermal conductivity and highly anisotropic electrical properties. In this work, we aimed to synthesize solid solutions of β-K2Bi8-xSb xSe13 type materials using powder techniques. The synthesis was based on mechanical alloying as well as sintering procedures. The products were studied in terms of structural features, composition and purity with powder x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Preliminary results on thermoelectric properties as well as IR reflectivity measurements are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-88
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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