Publications [#322626] of Stefano Curtarolo

Papers Published
  1. Pandey, SJ; Joshi, G; Wang, S; Curtarolo, S; Gaume, RM, Modeling the Thermoelectric Properties of Ti5O9Magnéli Phase Ceramics, Journal of Electronic Materials, vol. 45 no. 11 (November, 2016), pp. 5526-5532 [doi] .

    © 2016, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Magnéli phase Ti5O9ceramics with 200-nm grain-size were fabricated by hot-pressing nanopowders of titanium and anatase TiO2at 1223 K. The thermoelectric properties of these ceramics were investigated from room temperature to 1076 K. We show that the experimental variation of the electrical conductivity with temperature follows a non-adiabatic small-polaron model with an activation energy of 64 meV. In this paper, we propose a modified Heikes-Chaikin-Beni model, based on a canonical ensemble of closely spaced titanium t2glevels, to account for the temperature dependency of the Seebeck coefficient. Modeling of the thermal conductivity data reveals that the phonon contribution remains constant throughout the investigated temperature range. The thermoelectric figure-of-merit ZT of this nanoceramic material reaches 0.3 K at 1076 K.