DOI: 10.1155/2013/905389
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Abstract: We herein report the electronic and thermal transport properties of p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3polycrystalline bulks with dense pore structure. Dense pore structure was fabricated by vaporization of residual Te during the pressureless annealing of spark plasma sintered bulks of Te coated Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3powders. The lattice thermal conductivity was effectively reduced to the value of 0.35 W m−1 K−1at 300 K mainly due to the phonon scattering by pores, while the power factor was not significantly affected. An enhancedZTo…

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