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Synthesis and thermoelectric properties in the 2D Ti1 - xNbxS3 trichalcogenides


A solid solution of Ti1 - xNbxS3 composition (x = 0, 0.05, 0.07, 0.10) was synthesized by solid-liquid-vapor reaction followed by spark plasma sintering. The obtained compounds crystallize in the monoclinic ZrSe3 structure type. For the x = 0.07 sample, a mixture of both A and B variants of the MX3 structure is evidenced by transmission electron microscopy. This result contrasts with those of pristine TiS3, prepared within the same conditions, which crystallizes as a large majority of A variant. Thermoelectric properties were investigated in the temperature range 323 to 523 K. A decrease in the electrical resistivity and absolute value of the Seebeck coefficient is observed when increasing x due to electron doping. The lattice component of the thermal conductivity is effectively reduced by the Nb for Ti substitution through a mass fluctuation effect and/or a disorder effect created by the mixture of both A and B variants. Due to the low carrier concentration and the semiconductor character of the doped compounds, the too low power factor values leads to ZT values that remain smaller by a factor of 50 than those of the TiS2 layered compound. © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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hal-02184104 , version 1 (15-07-2019)



P.R.N. Misse, David Berthebaud, O.I. Lebedev, A. Maignan, E. Guilmeau. Synthesis and thermoelectric properties in the 2D Ti1 - xNbxS3 trichalcogenides. Materials, 2015, 8 (5), pp.2514-2522. ⟨10.3390/ma8052514⟩. ⟨hal-02184104⟩
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