High-Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of Sol–Gel Processed Ca2.5Ag0.3RE0.2Co4O9 (RE: Y and Rare-Earths) Materials


Kilinc E., Uysal F., ÇELİK E., Kurt H.

Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, vol.217, no.15, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 217 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pssa.202000056
  • Journal Name: Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Keywords: dually doping, figures of merit, oxide thermoelectrics, sol–gel, thermoelectric properties
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No

Abstract

© 2020 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, WeinheimHerein, dually doped Ca2.5Ag0.3RE0.2Co4O9 (RE: La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Er, Yb, Eu, Tb, Ho, Lu, Ce, and Y) samples are synthesized by sol–gel technique and consolidated by cold pressing under high pressure to systematically scrutinize the influences of Y and rare-earth dually doping with Ag on transport properties of Ca3Co4O9 for high-temperature thermoelectric (TE) applications. Characterization results reveal that targeted phase is successfully produced, and doping of the compositions is provided. Doping of Y and rare-earth elements together with Ag into the Ca2+ site is effective in increasing the Seebeck coefficient and decreasing the electrical resistivity of the samples, thanks to the reduction in carrier concentration. Thermal conductivity of the samples is reduced related to the lower relative densities and alloy scattering originated from dually doping. Among the samples, Ca2.5Ag0.3Ho0.2Co4O9 and Ca2.5Ag0.3Eu0.2Co4O9 exhibit the highest power factor (PF) values of 0.65 and 0.62 mW m−1 K−2 at 800 °C, respectively. These results are quite high for bulk oxide TE materials which can be assessed as potential oxide TE materials for high-temperature TE power generation.