|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications V
||L-20: Synthesis of Ge-germanide Nanocomposites by Melt-spinning Technique
||Takayuki Sasaki, Ken Kurosaki, Yuji Ohishi, Hiroaki Muta, Shinsuke Yamanaka
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Recently, Si has been considered as a promising thermoelectric (TE) material in view of its low toxicity and abundance. However, its high thermal conductivity limits enhancement of the TE properties. Owing to the high carrier mobility and low thermal conductivity, Ge is expected to show better TE properties than those of Si. Nevertheless, Ge itself and its compounds have not been well-studied. In the present study, the nanocomposites composed of Ge and various metal germanides were synthesized by melt-spinning technique, in which the size and morphology can be controlled by changing the cooling and solidification conditions. The microstructure and the TE properties of the nanocomposites will be presented.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume