• Article  

      Design, assembly and characterization of silicide-based thermoelectric modules 

      Skomedal, G.; Holmgren, L.; Middleton, H.; Eremin, I. S.; Isachenko, G. N.; Jaegle, M.; Tarantik, K.; Vlachos, N.; Manoli, M.; Kyratsi, Theodora; Berthebaud, D.; Truong, N. Y. Dao; Gascoin, F. (2016)
      Silicides have attracted considerable attention for use in thermoelectric generators due mainly to low cost, low toxicity and light weight, in contrast to conventional materials such as bismuth and lead telluride. Most ...
    • Article  

      Effect of antimony-doping and germanium on the highly efficient thermoelectric Si-rich-Mg2(Si,Sn,Ge) materials 

      Vlachos, N.; Polymeris, G. S.; Manoli, M.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Khan, A. U.; Lioutas, C. B.; Stefanaki, E. C.; Pavlidou, E.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Giapintzakis, John; Kyratsi, Theodora (2017)
      Two series of materials (a) Mg2Si0.55-ySn0.4Ge0.05Sby, 0 ≤ y ≤ 0.0175 and (b) Mg2Si0.5875-xSn0.4GexSb0.0125, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.20 have been developed and studied in terms of structural features and thermoelectric properties/performance. ...
    • Article  

      Effect of Bi-doping and Mg-excess on the thermoelectric properties of Mg2Si materials 

      Ioannou, M.; Polymeris, G. S.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2014)
      In this work, Bi-doped magnesium silicide compounds were prepared by applying a combination of both, short-time ball milling and heating treatment. The effect of Mg excess was also studied, aiming towards further improvement ...
    • Article  

      Effect of silicon nitride/oxide on the structure and the thermal conductivity of CoSi nanocomposites 

      Ioannou, M.; Delimitis, A.; Symeou, E.; Giapintzakis, John; Kyratsi, Theodora (2017)
      In this work, the fabrication of nanocomposites with silicon nitride/oxide into the thermoelectric matrix of cobalt silicide is presented. The different concentrations of nano-Si3N4 were intentionally introduced by mechanical ...
    • Article  

      High thermoelectric figure of merit of Mg2Si 0.55Sn0.4Ge0.05 materials doped with Bi and Sb 

      Khan, A. U.; Vlachos, N.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2013)
      Thermoelectric properties of new Bi- and Sb-doped Mg2Si 0.55Sn0.4Ge0.05 compounds prepared by powder methods were studied in the temperature range 300-823 K. The materials exhibited compositional inhomogeneites consisting ...
    • Article  

      Inhomogeneities and Effective Mass in Doped Mg2Si 

      Stefanaki, E. C.; Polymeris, G. S.; Ioannou, M.; Pavlidou, E.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Kyratsi, Theodora; Paraskevopoulos, K. M. (2016)
      Magnesium silicide (Mg2Si)-based materials are promising candidates as thermoelectric components for mid-temperature range (500–900 K) energy conversion. Many different approaches for determining the parabolicity of the ...
    • Article  

      Solid-state synthesis and thermoelectric properties of Sb-doped Mg 2Si materials 

      Ioannou, M.; Polymeris, G.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Khan, A. U.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2013)
      Sb-doped magnesium silicide compounds have been prepared through ball milling and solid-state reaction. Materials produced were near-stoichiometric. The structural modifications have been studied with powder x-ray diffraction. ...
    • Article  

      Solid-state synthesis of Mg 2Si via short-duration ball-milling and low-temperature annealing 

      Ioannou, M.; Chrissafis, K.; Pavlidou, E.; Gascoin, F.; Kyratsi, Theodora (2013)
      In this work, a short duration ball-milling of elemental Mg and Si followed by a thermal treatment is suggested in order to synthesize magnesium silicide via solid-state reaction. The formation of magnesium silicide was ...
    • Article  

      Structural Characterization and Thermoelectric Properties of Hot-Pressed CoSi Nanocomposites 

      Ioannou, M.; Symeou, E.; Giapintzakis, John; Kyratsi, Theodora (2014)
      Fabrication of nanocomposites by introduction of SiO2 metal oxide nanoparticles into a cobalt silicide thermoelectric matrix is studied. The CoSi matrix material was prepared through solid-state synthesis, and the nano-SiO2 ...
    • Article  

      Thermoelectric properties of highly efficient Bi-doped Mg2Si1−x−ySnxGey materials 

      Khan, A. U.; Vlachos, N. V.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Polymeris, G. S.; Lioutas, Ch B.; Stefanaki, E. C.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Giapintzakis, John; Kyratsi, Theodora (2014)
      In this work, Bi-doped Mg2Si1−x−ySnxGey (x=0.4 and y=0.05) solid solutions with the nominal Bi content of 0⩽z⩽0.035 were synthesized by solid state synthesis and sintering via hot pressing, and were studied in terms of ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      Ανάπτυξη και χαρακτηρισμός πυριτιδίων για θερμοηλεκτρικές εφαρμογές 

      Ιωάννου, Μαρία Σ. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Engineering, 2014-12)
      Στις μέρες μας είναι πρόκληση η ανάκτηση της «χαμένης» ενέργειας μιας και η ενέργεια είναι ένα από τα σημαντικότερα παγκόσμια προβλήματα που πρέπει να αντιμετωπίσουμε. Τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες, το ενδιαφέρον στη θερμοηλεκτρική ...