Texture anisotropy of higher manganese silicide following arc-melting and hot-pressing

Yatir Sadia, Zeev Aminov, Dmitry Mogilyansky, Yaniv Gelbstein

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In this research it is shown that thermoelectric higher manganese silicides (HMS) compounds produced by arc-melting followed by hot pressing exhibited textured behavior, due to the different number of Mn-Si bonds on the [00l] direction over the [hk0] direction, leading to ∼10% ZT enhancement in parallel to the pressing direction compared to the transverse direction. This shows that more carful considerations are required while assuming isotropic behavior in non-cubic polycrystalline thermoelectric materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Arc-melting
  • Hot press
  • Silicides
  • Texture
  • Thermoelectric properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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