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Thermoelectric properties of a doped Mg2Sn system


  • An, Tae-Ho
  • Choi, Soon-Mok
  • Kim, Il-Ho
  • Kim, Sun-Uk
  • Seo, Won-Seon
  • Kim, Jong-Young
  • Park, Chan


Mg2X (X = Si, Sn) thermoelectric materials are promising materials for converting solar-thermal energy to electricity. To investigate the effects of non-stoichiometric compositions and Ag-doping on the thermoelectric properties of Mg2Sn, Mg2Sn thermoelectric materials were synthesized via vacuum melting and the spark plasma sintering (SPS) process. For all compositions with a ratio of Mg:Sn atoms between 67:33 and 71:29, we obtained nearly single-phase Mg2Sn with traces of a second phase. All samples showed the transition of a p- to n-type Seebeck coefficient; however, there were slight differences.

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  • An, Tae-Ho & Choi, Soon-Mok & Kim, Il-Ho & Kim, Sun-Uk & Seo, Won-Seon & Kim, Jong-Young & Park, Chan, 2012. "Thermoelectric properties of a doped Mg2Sn system," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 23-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:42:y:2012:i:c:p:23-27
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2011.09.030

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