Thermoelectric Properties of Dual Doped Bi2Sr2Co2Oy-Based Ceramics

Uzma Hira, Nini Pryds*, Falak Sher

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We have investigated the crystal structure and high temperature thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline Bi2–2xNa2xSr2Co2−xWxOy (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.075) samples. Powder x-ray diffraction data show that all samples are phase pure consisting of misfit-layered structure of alternately stacked hexagonal CoO2 and double rock-salt BiSrO2 layers. It is found that dual doping of Na and W in Bi2Sr2Co2Oy system is fairly effective in improving the thermoelectric properties owing to simultaneous decrease of electrical resistivity (ρ) and thermal conductivity (κ) of samples. All samples exhibit a large Seebeck coefficient (S), which seems not to be affected by the level of doping. As a result, a very high power factor (PF) of 2.82 × 10−4 W/m K2 has been obtained for x = 0.025 sample at 1000 K. The corresponding dimensionless figure of merit (zT) for this sample has been determined to be 0.35 at 1000 K, which is ∼ 2.2 times higher than zT value of the pristine sample providing a promising class of material for high-temperature thermoelectric applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)4618-4626
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Bi2Sr2Co2O y
  • Layered cobaltites
  • Thermoelectric properties
  • Power factor
  • Figure of merit

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