High-Temperature Measurement of Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity
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- de Boor, J., Stiewe, C., Ziolkowski, P. et al. Journal of Elec Materi (2013) 42: 1711. doi:10.1007/s11664-012-2404-z
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We have developed a system for simultaneous measurement of the electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient for thermoelectric samples in the temperature region of 300 K to 1000 K. The system features flexibility in sample dimensions and easy sample exchange. To verify the accuracy of the setup we have referenced our system against the NIST standard reference material 3451 and other setups and can show good agreement. The developed system has been used in the search for a possible high-temperature Seebeck standard material. FeSi2 emerges as a possible candidate, as this material combines properties typical of thermoelectric materials with large-scale fabrication, good spatial homogeneity, and thermal stability up to 1000 K.