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Preparation of ZNSB thermoelectric materials using electrodeposition method

Nor Hairin, Assayidatul Laila (2019) Preparation of ZNSB thermoelectric materials using electrodeposition method. Research Report. UNSPECIFIED, IIUM. (Unpublished)

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Zinc antimonite, Zn4Sb3 is a promising thermoelectric material because of its high thermoelectric performance and abundance of Zn and Sb in nature. Thus, in this study, samples of Zn-Sb alloy were prepared using electrodeposition method because of its simple experimental set-up, which also carried out in the room temperature. From the XRD results, all samples deposited exhibit Zn-Sb alloy compositions. The best results were S1 and S3 as they had dominant peaks that showed the crystal lattice of Zn4Sb3. From the SEM images, the surface morphology of Zn-Sb alloy deposited samples showed were all-irregular, course and rough structures. While, the atoms arrangement of the deposited samples were all flowery-like. Based on physical properties characterization, the best samples; S1 (0.1M ZnCl2-0.1M SbCl3, 100mA, 120min) and S3 (0.1M ZnCl2-0.1M SbCl3, 50mA, 120min), were selected and investigated their thermoelectric performances; electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient, to determine their power factor, PF. Heat capacity of the samples was also examined to relate it with thermal conductivity of Zn-Sb deposited samples. For thermoelectric performance, S1 obtained power factor of 1.37x10-7V/K. Ω.cm at 102°C with the Seebeck coefficient of 181μV/K. While as for S3, the power factor was 1.58x10-7V/K. Ω.cm with Seebeck coefficient of 113μV/K at 101°C. From DSC analysis, it showed that S3 obtained higher Cp than S1. Cp for S3 was 46.8093mJ/°C while S1 was 38.3722mJ/°C.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zinc antimony (Zn-Sb), thermoelectric, electrodeposition, seebeck coefficient, power factor, heat capacity
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Assayidatul Laila Nor Hairin
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2019 08:13
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2019 08:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70441

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