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Effect of selenium on the thermoelectric properties of tellurium

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The effect of selenium, in amounts varying up to 3 pct. wt. on the electrical conductivityσ and the thermal emfα of tellurium was studied over a wide temperature range. As a result of this study, these properties of the tellurium -selenium system have been found to follow extremal trends. The alloy containing 0.25% Se has the maximum electrical conductivity and the minimum thermal emf. The true change inα at the melting point is estimated from the crystallization rate of test specimens in a constant electric field.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 6, pp. 25–29, June, 1975.

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Shurygin, P.M., Orlov, A.M. & Lebedev, Y.I. Effect of selenium on the thermoelectric properties of tellurium. Soviet Physics Journal 18, 769–772 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00891150

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Keywords

  • Crystallization
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Melting Point
  • Selenium
  • Test Specimen