Design, growth and characterization of PbTe-based thermoelectric materials

In this report, the design and growth of the PbTe-based materials solidified from the melt for thermoelectric applications as well as the results of their thermoelectric characterizations will be reviewed. It shows that, besides its Figure of Merit comparable to other processing methods, the melt grown PbTe material has several additional capabilities, including the reproducibility, thermal stability and the functional gradient characteristics from the variation of properties along the growth length.
Source: Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

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