Enhanced te performance of fevsb1-xsnx half-heusler matrices using zirconia vial

Rahidul Hasan, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Soon Chul Ur

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Thermoelectric and transport properties of FeVSb1-xSnx (0.015<x<0.055) alloys were studied with respect to types of vials (zirconia and stainless steel), Sn contents and temperature. The results were compared with the previously studied samples synthesized by using stainless-vial. All the designated compositions in current work were prepared via a mechanical alloying process using a zirconia vial. Vacuum hot pressing was conducted to consolidate the mechanically alloyed powders. F43m symmetry was being confirmed from the Rietveld refinement pattern. The phase transitions during the milling process and vacuum hot processing were investigated and the results exhibited near single half-Heusler phases with a minor portion of the second phase within the matrix. The Second phase might play a role to reduce thermal conductivity. Electrical conductivity exhibited semi-metallic behavior in all the temperature range. Carrier concentrations are found to be decreased with the increasing Sn contents and the FeVSb0.955Sn0.045 specimen showed the ZTmax of 0.23 at 757 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-325
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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  • Ceramics and Composites


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