The thermoelectric properties of the double perovskite-type oxides Sr 2-xKxFeMoO6 were investigated in terms of K-doping at the A site of the oxides. The electrical conductivity, of the oxides showed a metallic behavior, decreasing monotonically from ca. 103 S/cm at room temperature to ca. 102 S/cm at 1250 K. The Seebeck coefficient, S, showed that the oxides are of n-type over the measured temperature range. The absolute value of S increased with increasing temperature. The absolute value of S at 300K increased up to x = 0.2 and then decreased dramatically for x = 0.304. The Rietveld refinement of the XRD patterns of the oxides suggested that the increase in orbital degeneracy due to the eased distortion of FeO 6 and MoO6 octahedra at x = 0.2 was responsible for the S maximum at this composition. The power factor, S2, of the oxides increased sharply with increasing K-doping level; the value for Sr 1.6K0.4FeMoO6 was ca. 4.2 × 10 -4W/mK2, which is the highest among all the samples in this study. The thermal conductivity, of the oxides generally decreased from ca. 35W/ mK at room temperature to ca. 24W/ mK at 1100 K. Because the power factor of the oxides increased above 900 K, the dimensionless figure of merit, ZT = S2T/, increased dramatically above 900 K. The largest ZT value of 0.24 was observed for Sr1.6K0.4FeMoO6 at 1250 K.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry