Transport properties of p-type Ca3-xLnxCo4O9-Ag (Ln = Lu, Yb; 0.1≤x≤0.2) oxides

Bose, Rapaka SC and Nag, Abanti (2020) Transport properties of p-type Ca3-xLnxCo4O9-Ag (Ln = Lu, Yb; 0.1≤x≤0.2) oxides. Ceramics International, 46 (3). pp. 3203-3208. ISSN 02728842

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Thermoelectric transport properties of p-type Ca3-xLnxCo4O9/yAg oxides (Ln = Lu & Yb; 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.2; 0.05 ≤ y ≤ 0.1) synthesized by sol-gel methodology were investigated in this paper. The structural analyses (SEM, XRD and TEM) confirmed the presence of two phases, viz, Ca3xLnxCo4O9 and Ag-metallic phases. The contribution of rare earth doping in one hand and presence of Ag as secondary phase on the other hand were studied. The resistivity measurements indicated the reduction of electrical resistance at the grain boundary leading to an overall decrease in electrical resistivity with increasing Ag-concentration. The enhancement of Seebeck coefficient is attributed to the substitution of Ln3+ at Ca2+ sites that in turn reduces hole concentration through formation Co3+ for charge concentration counter balance in Ca3-xLnxCo4O9/yAg matrix. The tuning of electrical transport properties through Ca3-xLnxCo4O9 and Ag-metallic bi-phasic formation resulted high power factor of 582 μW m−1 K−2 for Ca2.8Ln0.2Co4O9/0.05Ag and 548 μW m−1 K−2 for Ca2.8Yb0.2Co4O9/0.05Ag at 950 K highlighting its potential application on small scale energy harvesting to power sensor and wireless sensor network where requirement of power is in the milliwatt range.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 11:32
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 11:32

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