Influence of SnO2 addition on the thermoelectric properties of Zn1 - xSnxO (0.01 ≤ x ≤ 0.05)

K. Park, J. K. Seong, Y. Kwon, S. Nahm, W. S. Cho

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Abstract

The grain size and the density of the Zn1 - xSnxO (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.05) samples decreased with increasing SnO2 content. The addition of a small amount of SnO2 (x ≤ 0.01) to ZnO led to an increase in both the electrical conductivity and the absolute value of the Seebeck coefficient, resulting in a significant increase in the power factor. The thermoelectric power factor was maximized to a value of 1.25 × 10-3 Wm-1 K-2 at 1073 K for the Zn0.99Sn0.01O sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 8

Keywords

  • A. Ceramics
  • C. Electron microscopy
  • C. X-ray diffraction
  • D. Electrical properties
  • D. Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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