Special Issue "Heusler Compounds"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Philippe Jund

Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, Montpellier, France
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Interests: modeling of materials; classical and ab initio molecular dynamics; relationship structure–physical properties (electronic, vibrational, mechanical); application to: Thermoelectric materials, chalcogenide glasses, oxide glasses, carbon nanotubes, ferrofluids, intermetallic alloys, and Heusler compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last few years, a great number of researches have been done in the so-called Heusler and half-Heusler compounds. These compounds are archetypical for so-called multifunctional materials since they have interesting magnetic, mechanical and, more recently, thermoelectric properties. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest developments in the search of new and promising Heusler of half-Heusler compounds especially (but not exclusively) in the field of thermoelectrics. Both theoretical and experimental contributions will be considered, as well as studies tackling the difficult question of the structure and stability of these materials.

Prof. Philippe Jund
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Heusler
  • Half-Heusler
  • Structure
  • Electronic properties
  • Magnetic properties
  • Thermal properties
  • Defects
  • Phase diagram

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Open AccessArticle Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Ni-Doped ZrCoSb Half-Heusler Compounds
Metals 2018, 8(1), 61; https://doi.org/10.3390/met8010061
Received: 28 December 2017 / Revised: 11 January 2018 / Accepted: 11 January 2018 / Published: 17 January 2018
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Abstract
The Ni-doped ZrCo1−xNixSb half-Heusler compounds were prepared by arc-melting and spark plasma sintering technology. X-ray diffraction analysis results showed that all samples were crystallized in a half-Heusler phase. Thermoelectric properties of ZrCo1−xNixSb compounds
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The Ni-doped ZrCo1−xNixSb half-Heusler compounds were prepared by arc-melting and spark plasma sintering technology. X-ray diffraction analysis results showed that all samples were crystallized in a half-Heusler phase. Thermoelectric properties of ZrCo1−xNixSb compounds were measured from room temperature to 850 K. The electrical conductivity and the absolute value of Seebeck coefficient increased with the Ni-doping content increasing due to the Ni substitution at Co. sites. The lattice thermal conductivity of ZrCo1−xNixSb samples was depressed dramatically because of the acoustic phonon scattering and point defect scattering. The figure of merit of ZrCo1−xNixSb compounds was improved due to the decreased thermal conductivity and improved power factor. The maximum ZT value of 0.24 was achieved for ZrCo0.92Ni0.08Sb sample at 850 K. Full article
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