High-temperature thermoelectric properties of Ti0.5(ZrHf) 0.5-xNbxNi0.9Pd0.1Sn 0.98Sb0.02 half-Heusler alloys

Ping Jen Lee, Long Sun Chao

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The effects of Nb substitution at the IV metal site on the thermoelectric properties of Ti0.5(ZrHf)0.5-xNbxNi 0.9Pd0.1Sn0.98Sb0.02 half-Heusler alloy compounds were investigated by measuring the electrical resistivity, Hall effect, Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity. Changes in its microstructure were characterized using SEM and X-ray diffraction. It was shown that the substitution of Nb for TiNiSn-based alloys led to a significant reduction in the thermal conductivity due to the increase in defects and an enhancement of the electrical conductivity. The best sample reached a ZT of 0.66 at 900 K with an Nb content of x = 0.01.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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