Electrical Conductivity and Thermoelectrical Parameters of Argyrodite-Type Cu7 – xPS6 – xIx Mixed Crystals
Keywords:mixed crystals, electrical conductivity, activation energy, Seebeck coefficient, power factor, compositional dependence
Cu7−xPS6−xIx mixed crystals were grown by the direct crystallization from a melt. The electrical conductivity is measured in the frequency range from 10 Hz to 300 kHz and in the temperature interval 293–383 K. The frequency, temperature, and compositional dependences of the electrical conductivity for Cu7−xPS6−xIx mixed crystals are studied. The measurements of thermoelectric parameters of Cu7−xPS6−xIx mixed crystals are carried out in the temperature interval 293–383 K. The compositional behaviors of the electrical conductivity, activation energy, Seebeck coefficient, and power factor are investigated. The interrelation between the structural, electrical, and thermoelectrical properties is analyzed.
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