Change in the thermoelectric properties with the variation in the defect structure of ReSi1.75

Shunta Harada, Katsushi Tanaka, Kyosuke Kishida, Norihiko L. Okamoto, Haruyuki Inui

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Crystal structure variation and thermoelectric properties of binary rhenium silicide with different heat treatment conditions are investigated. In quenched rhenium silicide, dense planar defects are observed and the crystal structure is identified as crystallographic shear structure with crystallographic shear operation of (109c11b)/[100]c11b- The crystallographic shear structure observed in quenched samples is not thermally stable. The structure is annealed out by prolonged heat treatment at relatively low temperature. Thermoelectric properties of quenched and annealed rhenium silicide are significantly different. The quenched sample is an n-type semiconductor, while the annealed sample is a p-type semiconductor. Planar defects in the quenched sample are expected to introduce a donor level in the band gap and the electrical conduction becomes n-type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 19
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2008 Dec 22008 Dec 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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