High-temperature electrical transport behaviors of the layered Ca2Co2O5-based ceramics

Jinle Lan; Yuan-Hua Lin; Guo-jing Li; Shaoliang Xu; Yong Liu; Ce-Wen Nan; Shu-Jin Zhao
May 2010
Applied Physics Letters;5/10/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 19, p192104
Academic Journal
Textured Bi-substituted Ca2Co2O5 ceramics have been prepared using a coprecipitation method combined with spark plasma sintering. The Bi substitution is effective in increasing the grain orientation of the Ca2Co2O5-based ceramics (from 0.46 to 0.85). Electrical conductivity increases obviously with partial substitution of Bi3+ for Ca2+ (from 113.9 to 142.4 S/cm at 973 K). The Ca1.92Bi0.08Co2O5 sample exhibits higher power factor (4.4×10-4 W m-1 K-2) than that of pure Ca2Co2O5 (3.2×10-4 W m-1 K-2) at 973 K, indicating that the Ca2Co2O5 system is another promising p-type material for high-temperature thermoelectric applications.


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