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The good

thermoelectric
semiconductors
Bi2Te3

CaMnO3
Ca3Co4O
9
Sb2Te3
PbTe
Item electrical
resistivity

Seebeck
property

Thermal
conductivity

ZT efficiency
CaMnO3 lower than
12 mcm at
1000K in air
-130 muV/K
(at 973 K )

as low as
1.5 W/m-K2

0.16 (at 973
K )

3.9%

Ca3Co4O9 11.6 206V/K 1.2Wm-1K-1

0,23

4.2 %

Source: IOSR Journal of Engineering (IOSRJEN),
Waste heat energy harvesting using thermo electric generator, A.Jacks delightus peter1, Balaji.D2,
D.Gowrishankar2 :Hindustan University, Chennai

Journal EDC Design