Thermoelectric properties of Cr3S4-type selenides

G. Jeffrey Snyder*, T. Caillat, J. P. Fleurial

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Several compounds with the Cr3S4 structure type have been studied for their thermoelectric properties. All exhibit low lattice thermal conductivity of about 15 mW/cmK, independent of temperature. Many of the compounds, such as Co3Se4, Ni3Se4, Fe3Se4, Ti3Se4, FeNi2Se4, and FeCo2Se4, are metals with relatively low electrical resistivity and Seebeck coefficient. The Cr containing compounds, such as Cr3Se4, NiCr2Se4, CoCr2Se4, and FeCr2Se4, have the largest Seebeck coefficients and highest resistivity. The most promising of these materials for thermoelectric applications is FeCr2Se4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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