Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 229–231

Electromotive force generation in homogeneously heated semiconducting samarium monosulfide

  • V. V. Kaminskii
  • S. M. Solov’ev
  • A. V. Golubkov
Article

DOI: 10.1134/1.1467284

Cite this article as:
Kaminskii, V.V., Solov’ev, S.M. & Golubkov, A.V. Tech. Phys. Lett. (2002) 28: 229. doi:10.1134/1.1467284

Abstract

The emf generated in samarium monosulfide (SmS) single crystals heated in the absence of external temperature gradients was measured for the first time in a broad temperature range (from room temperature to 712 K). The phenomena of self-heating (up to T=866 K) and the emf generation were observed in the SmS samples after termination of the external heating. A high level of the emf (0.4–0.6 V) generated for 12 min (including 10 min without external heating) suggests that these effects can be used for the conversion of thermal energy into electricity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Kaminskii
    • 1
  • S. M. Solov’ev
    • 1
  • A. V. Golubkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe Physicotechnical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia