Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 1711–1718

High-Temperature Measurement of Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity

  • J. de Boor
  • C. Stiewe
  • P. Ziolkowski
  • T. Dasgupta
  • G. Karpinski
  • E. Lenz
  • F. Edler
  • E. Mueller
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11664-012-2404-z

Cite this article as:
de Boor, J., Stiewe, C., Ziolkowski, P. et al. Journal of Elec Materi (2013) 42: 1711. doi:10.1007/s11664-012-2404-z

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Thermoelectrics measurement technique measurement of Seebeck coefficient Seebeck coefficient reference material 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. de Boor
    • 1
  • C. Stiewe
    • 1
  • P. Ziolkowski
    • 1
  • T. Dasgupta
    • 1
  • G. Karpinski
    • 1
  • E. Lenz
    • 2
  • F. Edler
    • 2
  • E. Mueller
    • 1
  1. 1.German Aerospace Center, Institute of Materials ResearchKöln Germany
  2. 2.Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBerlinGermany

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