Development of Spark Plasma Syntering (SPS) technology for preparation of nanocrystalline p-type thermoelctrics based on (BiSb)2Te3

  • O. Kostyuk Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
  • B. Dzundza Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
  • M. Maksymuk AGH University of Science and Technology
  • V. Bublik Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, National University of Science and Technology
  • L. Chernyak University of Central Florida
  • Z. Dashevsky Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Keywords: Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3, Spark plasma sintering (SPS), thermoelectric properties, thermoelectric figure of merit


Bismuth antimony telluride is the most commonly used commercial thermoelectric material for power generation and refrigeration over the temperature range of 200–400 K. Improving the performance of these materials is a complected balance of optimizing thermoelectric properties. Decreasing the grain size of Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 significantly reduces the thermal conductivity due to the scattering phonons on the grain boundaries. In this work, it is shown the advances of spark plasma sintering (SPS) for the preparation of nanocrystalline p-type thermoelectrics based on Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 at different temperatures (240, 350, 400oC). The complex study of structural and thermoelectric properties of Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 were presented. The high dimensionless thermoelectric figure of merit ZT ~ 1 or some more over 300–400 K temperature range for nanocrystalline p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 was obtained.


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How to Cite
KostyukO., DzundzaB., MaksymukM., BublikV., ChernyakL., & DashevskyZ. (2020). Development of Spark Plasma Syntering (SPS) technology for preparation of nanocrystalline p-type thermoelctrics based on (BiSb)2Te3. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 21(4), 628-634.
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