Preparation and thermoelectric properties of la-doped SrTiO 3 ceramics

Peng Peng Shang, Bo Ping Zhang, Yong Liu, Jing Feng Li, Hong Min Zhu

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Single-phase polycrystalline La x Sr 1-x TiO 3 (x = 0, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08, and 0.12) ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid-state reaction method using high-activity hydroxides as the raw materials. The electrical conductivity of all the samples increased with increasing x value and decreased with measurement temperature, while the thermal conductivity decreased with increasing x value and measurement temperature. The La 0.12Sr 0.88TiO 3 sample showed the lowest thermal conductivity of 2.45 W m -1 K -1 at 873 K and the largest ZT of 0.28 at 773 K. The present work revealed that hydroxides with high activity as raw materials are beneficial to improve the thermoelectric properties, especially to decrease the thermal conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-931
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • doping
  • SrTiO
  • thermoelectric properties


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