Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are one of the most promising energy conversion devices due to their high efficiency, low pollution and fuel flexibility. Unfortunately, when hydrocarbons are used as a fuel, for example in the form of a biogas, solid carbon can deposit on the anode surface. This process leads to the degradation of the fuel cell performance. A possible solution to this problem is to apply an additional catalytic material,...
Structure and thermoelectric properties of Te/Ag/Ge/Sb (TAGS) materials obtained by reduction of melted oxide substrates
The Ge0.77Ag0.1Sb0.13Te1alloy was fabricated by a novel two step route. For that purpose firstly the oxide reagents were melted at high temperature and quenched into pellets. After that pellets were milled to the powder and then reduced in hydrogen at various temperatures and for various periods of time. Energy dispersive X-ray analysis indicated the possibility of successful fabrication of stoichiometric thermoelectric materials...
Thermoelectric properties of bismuth-antimony-telluride alloys obtained by reduction of oxide reagents
The BieSbeTe alloys with different Bi/Sb/Te ratio were fabricated by an innovative method. For that purpose the oxide reagents were melted at high temperature, then quenched to form pellets, milled to a powder and finally reduced in hydrogen at various temperatures. Complex structures consisting of connected thin layers forming a continuous path between nano- and micrometer size grains have been obtained. The electrical conductivity,...
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