Improved thermoelectric properties by adding Al for Zn in (ZnO)mIn2O3

K. Park, K. K. Kim, J. K. Seong, S. J. Kim, J. G. Kim, W. S. Cho, S. Nahm

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The grain size and density of the sintered (Zn1 - xAlxO)mIn2O3 bodies decreased with the small Al2O3 content (≤ 0.012), and then increased gradually by further increasing the Al2O3 content. The addition of Al for Zn in the (ZnO)mIn2O3 led to an increase in both the electrical conductivity and the absolute value of the Seebeck coefficient. This indicates that the power factor was significantly enhanced by adding Al for Zn. The thermoelectric power factor was maximized to 1.67 × 10- 3 W m- 1 K- 2 at 1073 K for the (Zn0.992Al0.008O)mIn2O3 sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4759-4762
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct


  • (ZnAlO)InO
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Microstructure
  • Seebeck coefficient
  • Thermoelectric power factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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