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Thermal conductivity of beta-FeSi2/Si endogenous composites formed by the eutectoid decomposition of alpha-Fe2Si5

Ail, Ujwala and Gorsse, S and Perumal, S and Prakasam, M and Umarji, A and Vives, S and Bellanger, P and Decourt, R (2015) Thermal conductivity of beta-FeSi2/Si endogenous composites formed by the eutectoid decomposition of alpha-Fe2Si5. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 50 (20). pp. 6713-6718.

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Thermoelectric properties of semiconducting beta-FeSi2 containing a homogeneous distribution of Si secondary phase have been studied. The synthesis was carried out using arc melting followed by the densification by uniaxial hot pressing. Endogenous beta-FeSi2/Si composites were produced by the eutectoid decomposition of high-temperature alpha-Fe2Si5 phase. The aging heat treatments have been carried out at various temperatures below the equilibrium eutectoid temperature for various durations in order to tune the size of the eutectoid product. Thermal properties of the samples were studied in the temperature range of 100-350 A degrees C. The microstructural investigations support the fact that the finest microstructure generated through the eutectoid decomposition of the alpha-Fe2Si5 metastable phase is responsible of the phonon scattering. The results suggest an opportunity to produce bulk iron silicide alloys with reduced thermal conductivity in order to enhance its thermoelectric performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SPRINGER
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 07:26
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 11:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52265

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