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High Thermoelectric Performance Of Unsintered NaCo2O4 Nanocrystal

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.4, No. 4)

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Page : 37-39

Keywords : Index Terms Thermoelectric properties; Sodium Cobal OxideNanocrystalline; Electrospinning;

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Abstract Sodium cobaltite NaCo2O4 nano crystalline thermoelectric materials were obtained using electrospinning technique. Electrospunnanofibers was calcined at 800 oC and sintered at 850 oC in open air atmopshere. We have investigated the microstructure and thermoelectric properties of the sintered and unsintered samples for analysis sintering effect. The calcined sodium cobaltite crystal structures were characterized by X-ray diffraction XRD and scanning electron microscopy SEM. Products molded by cold pressing method and one of the pellets were sintered at 850 oC by conventional sintering the other not subjected to the sintering process. Thermoelectric properties of the both materials were measured by PPMS system in the temperature range 10-300 K. The dimensionless figure of merit ZT values at 300 K is 42612310102612311-5and 92612310102612311-5 for sintered and unsintered samples respectively. Although conventional sintered technique increase thermoelectric power and thermal conductivity approximately 50 but it 4-fold decreased electrical conductivity.

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