Accession Number:

AD0602602

Title:

ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND THERMOELECTROMOTIVE FORCE OF SOLID SOLUTIONS OF THE SYSTEMS: BI2SE3 -- SB2 TE3 AND BI2TE3 -- SB2SE3,

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1964-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

On the basis of measurements of electrical conductivity and thermal E M F of solid solutions with laminar structure of the tetradymite type, it was established that in the system Bi2Se3 -- Sb2Te3 at room temperature, electrical conductivity changes on a curve with a minimum at composition of approximately 70 mole Sb2Te3. Thermal E M F of the n-type, characteristic for Bi2Se3, with the growth of Sb2Te3 in solid solutions to approx. 50 mole is increased from -60 to -116 micro vdeg, and at approximately 60 mole Sb2Te3 a change is observed in the sign of conductance from minus to plus and a growth of thermal E M F to maximum 360 micro vdeg at 70 mole Sb2Te3. In the system Bi2Te3 -- Sb2Se3 at room temperature, electrical conductivity of an n-type solid solution based on Bi2Te3 decreases with the growth of concentration of Sb2Se3 on a smooth curve, and thermal E M F to 50 mole Sb2Se3 is somewhat increased from 100 to 127 micro v deg, and then quickly decreases to 6 micro vdeg at 70 mole Sb2Se3. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE