Applied Physics A

, Volume 120, Issue 1, pp 59–66 | Cite as

Thermoelectric sintered glass-ceramics with a Bi2Sr2Co2O x phase

  • Julian LingnerEmail author
  • Ryoji Funahashi
  • Emmanuel Combe
  • Martin Letz
  • Gerhard Jakob


Glass-ceramic materials containing Bi2Sr2Co2O x crystals with plate-like structures are prepared by a melting process and a subsequent sintering step after manual quenching. The chemical starting compositions of the samples are Bi2Sr2Co2O x (BSC222), Bi1.8Sr2Co2O x (Bi1.8) and Bi2Sr2Co1.7O x (Co1.7). All three samples are p-type conductors. The electric properties of Seebeck coefficient S and electrical resistivity ρ show only a slight dependence on chemical composition. The Seebeck values increase with increasing temperature, and at T = 873 K, they reach S = 180, 176 and 167 µV/K, respectively. The electrical resistivity slightly decreases with temperature for two samples and increases for the Co1.7 sample. The thermal conductivity for all measured samples at this temperature is around κ = 0.8 W/(m K). The figure of merit ZT increases with temperature for all samples. The materials reach a ZT value of 0.03 at T = 873 K.


Electrical Resistivity Power Factor Thermoelectric Property PbTe Bi2Te3 
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The authors would like to thank Dr. Lydia Sosa-Vargas of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST Ikeda, Osaka) for her help and guidance during the XRD measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Lingner
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Ryoji Funahashi
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Combe
    • 2
  • Martin Letz
    • 3
  • Gerhard Jakob
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Material DevelopmentSCHOTT AGMainzGermany

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