Long-Term High-Temperature Stability of Directionally Grown [Bi2Ba2O4]p[CoO2] Rods
Abstract[Bi2Ba2O4]p[CoO2] thermoelectric ceramics have been successfully grown from the melt using the laser floating zone method, followed by a thermal treatment at 700 °C under air between 0 and 1532 h. The microstructural, thermoelectric, and mechanical properties were evaluated as a function of the thermal treatment length. Microstructure has shown that as-grown samples are composed of thermoelectric grains, together with a relatively high amount of secondary phases. Thermal treatment decreased the number and amount of secondary phases, producing nearly single-phase samples after 384 h. Consequently, the thermoelectric properties evaluated through the power factor showed a slight increase with the thermal treatment length, mainly due to the decrease of electrical resistivity, while the Seebeck coefficient was nearly unchanged. On the other hand, flexural strength was practically constant after 24 h thermal treatment. View Full-Text
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Diez, J.C.; Madre, M.A.; Torres, M.A.; Rasekh, S.; Sotelo, A. Long-Term High-Temperature Stability of Directionally Grown [Bi2Ba2O4]p[CoO2] Rods. Materials 2017, 10, 146.
Diez JC, Madre MA, Torres MA, Rasekh S, Sotelo A. Long-Term High-Temperature Stability of Directionally Grown [Bi2Ba2O4]p[CoO2] Rods. Materials. 2017; 10(2):146.Chicago/Turabian Style
Diez, Juan C.; Madre, María A.; Torres, Miguel A.; Rasekh, Shahed; Sotelo, Andrés. 2017. "Long-Term High-Temperature Stability of Directionally Grown [Bi2Ba2O4]p[CoO2] Rods." Materials 10, no. 2: 146.
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