Mechanical properties of PbTe-based thermoelectric semiconductors

Y. Gelbstein, G. Gotesman, Y. Lishzinker, Z. Dashevsky, M. P. Dariel

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This paper is concerned with the mechanical properties of PbTe and Pb1-xSnxTe compounds and their correlation with the respective charge carrier concentrations. Single-crystals and samples prepared by powder metallurgy display similar general trends. It was found that although there is a similar electronic behavior (constant scattering factor of -0.5) for the various compositions examined, the mechanical properties of the compounds are completely different.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008


  • Electrical properties
  • Hardness
  • Lead telluride
  • Mechanical properties
  • Semiconductor compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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