dc.contributor.authorYang, L.
dc.contributor.authorHng, H. H.
dc.contributor.authorLi, D.
dc.contributor.authorYan, Q. Y.
dc.contributor.authorMa, J.
dc.contributor.authorZhu, T. J.
dc.contributor.authorZhao, X. B.
dc.contributor.authorHuang, H.
dc.identifier.citationYang, L., Hng, H. H., Li, D., Yan, Q. Y., Ma, J., Zhu, T. J., et al. (2009). Thermoelectric properties of p-type CoSb3 nanocomposites with dispersed CoSb3 nanoparticles. Journal of applied physics, 106(1), Art. No. 013705.en_US
dc.description.abstractCoSb3 nanocomposites with different contents of CoSb3 nanoparticles were prepared by mixing nanosized CoSb3 particles obtained via polyol method and micron-sized particles obtained via solid state reaction. X-ray diffractometer and field emission scanning electron microscope were used to characterize the prepared products. The thermoelectric properties of the nanocomposites with different amounts of nanoparticles as dispersants were measured from room temperature to around 500 °C. Due to the grain boundaries scattering, the lattice thermal conductivity was observed to decrease as the amount of nanoparticles increased. The electrical properties were also improved by the addition of nanoparticles. The ZT value of the nanocomposites with 10 wt % of nanoparticles was nearly doubled that of the sample without any nanoparticles.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of applied physicsen_US
dc.rights© 2009 American Institute of Physics. This paper was published in Journal of Applied Physics and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Institute of Physics. The paper can be found at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3157202]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Nanostructured materials
dc.titleThermoelectric properties of p-type CoSb3 nanocomposites with dispersed CoSb3 nanoparticlesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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