The substitution of Sb with As in the NiSbS intermetallic compound was studied in the framework of evaluating a possible increase of the thermoelectric properties. Different NiSb1-xAsxS samples were synthesized with increasing amounts of As (0\x\0.66) employing a simple synthetic route using a muffle furnace. Scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy was used to investigate the microstructure. X-ray powder diffraction techniques were employed in order to study the possible existence of a solid solution between NiSbS and NiAsS compounds, as well as to identify the crystal structure and determine the lattice parameters. All compounds were found to crystallise with the NiSbS prototype (cP12-P213), with lattice parameters varying from a = 0.59341(7) nm (x = 0) to a = 0.56849(6) nm (x = 1). Good agreement with Vegard’s law was evidenced. Thermal measurements on NiSb1-xAsxS samples were carried out using DTA instruments to evaluate the thermal stability and the melting temperatures.

Synthesis and thermal properties of NiSbS–As doped phase

CARLINI, RICCARDO;MACCIO', DANIELE;PANI, MARCELLA;PARODI, NADIA;ZANICCHI, GILDA;CARNASCIALI, MARIA;COSTA, GIORGIO
2013

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The substitution of Sb with As in the NiSbS intermetallic compound was studied in the framework of evaluating a possible increase of the thermoelectric properties. Different NiSb1-xAsxS samples were synthesized with increasing amounts of As (0\x\0.66) employing a simple synthetic route using a muffle furnace. Scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy was used to investigate the microstructure. X-ray powder diffraction techniques were employed in order to study the possible existence of a solid solution between NiSbS and NiAsS compounds, as well as to identify the crystal structure and determine the lattice parameters. All compounds were found to crystallise with the NiSbS prototype (cP12-P213), with lattice parameters varying from a = 0.59341(7) nm (x = 0) to a = 0.56849(6) nm (x = 1). Good agreement with Vegard’s law was evidenced. Thermal measurements on NiSb1-xAsxS samples were carried out using DTA instruments to evaluate the thermal stability and the melting temperatures.
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