|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications V
||L-15: Electronic Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of Pseudogap Intermetallic Compound Al<sub>5</sub>Co<sub>2</sub>
||Masaya Kumagai, Ken Kurosaki, Yuji Ohishi, Hiroaki Muta, Shinsuke Yamanaka
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
One of the bottlenecks for widespread use of thermoelectric (TE) generators as consumer products is toxicity of currently-used TE materials. In recent years, Si-based materials (e.g. nanostructured Si, MgSi<sub>2</sub>, and FeSi<sub>2</sub>) have been extensively studied as candidates of low-toxicity high-efficiency TE materials. On the other hand, the TE properties of Al-based materials have been scarcely studied, with a few exceptions such as YbAl<sub>3</sub> and Fe<sub>2</sub>VAl. Hence, we focused on Al<sub>5</sub>Co<sub>2</sub> as a candidate of novel Al-based TE materials. In the present study, the electronic structure and TE properties of Al<sub>5</sub>Co<sub>2</sub> were investigated.
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