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Effect of C and N Addition on Thermoelectric Properties of TiNiSn Half-Heusler Compounds

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Convergence R&D Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Jinju 52851, Korea
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Energy Efficient Materials Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Jinju 52851, Korea
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Materials 2018, 11(2), 262; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11020262
Received: 19 January 2018 / Revised: 1 February 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published: 8 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Half-Heusler, Silicide and Zintl-type Thermoelectric Materials)
We investigated the thermoelectric properties of the ternary half-Heusler compound, TiNiSn, when introducing C and N. The addition of C or N to TiNiSn leads to an enhanced power factor and a decreasing lattice thermal conductivity by point defect phonon scattering. The thermoelectric performances of TiNiSn alloys are significantly improved by adding 1 at. % TiN, TiC, and figure of merit (ZT) values of 0.43 and 0.34, respectively, can be obtained at 723 K. This increase in thermoelectric performance is very helpful in the commercialization of thermoelectric power generation in the mid-temperature range. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermoelectric material; half-heusler; thermal conductivity thermoelectric material; half-heusler; thermal conductivity
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Dow, H.S.; Kim, W.S.; Shin, W.H. Effect of C and N Addition on Thermoelectric Properties of TiNiSn Half-Heusler Compounds. Materials 2018, 11, 262.

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