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Improvement in Thermoelectric Properties of an n-type Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Se0.3Te2.7) Due to Texture Development and Grain Refinement During Hot Deformation
Materials Letters
  • Raghavan Srinivasan, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Nicholas Gothard
  • Jonathan Spowart
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Abstract
Hot deformation of an n-type bismuth telluride (nBT of composition Bi2Se0.3Te2.7) results in a texture characteristic of the deformation mode. Extruded nBT has a fiber texture with ⟨112̄0⟩ directions aligned with the extrusion direction. Rolling of previously textured (extruded) and untextured (sintered powder compact) material results in a rolling texture with the basal plane parallel to the rolling plane, and the ⟨112̄0⟩ directions randomly oriented on the rolling plane. Results indicate an improvement in thermoelectric figure of merit at 300 K from 0.79 in the as-received extruded material to 0.93 in the rolled material.
DOI
10.1016/j.matlet.2010.05.018
Citation Information
Raghavan Srinivasan, Nicholas Gothard and Jonathan Spowart. "Improvement in Thermoelectric Properties of an n-type Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Se0.3Te2.7) Due to Texture Development and Grain Refinement During Hot Deformation" Materials Letters Vol. 64 Iss. 16 (2010) p. 1772 - 1775 ISSN: 0167-577X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/raghavan_srinivasan/68/