Data from: Enhancement of thermoelectric properties of La-doped SrTiO3 bulk by introducing nanoscale porosity
Ahmed, Al Jumlat et al. (2019), Data from: Enhancement of thermoelectric properties of La-doped SrTiO3 bulk by introducing nanoscale porosity, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.4s6mn56
Electron doped-SrTiO3 is a well-known n-type thermoelectric material, although the figure of merit of SrTiO3 is still inferior compared to p-type metal oxide-based thermoelectric materials due to its high lattice thermal conductivity. In this study, we have used different amount of the non-ionic surfactant F127 during sample preparation to introduce nanoscale porosities into bulk samples of La-doped SrTiO3. Thermopower is observed to be improved by the charge careers due to introduction of porosity into the bulk sample which resulted in lowering thermal conductivity due to enhanced phonon scattering. It has been observed that the porosities introduced into the bulk sample significantly improve the Seebeck coefficient and reduce the thermal conductivity by the charge carrier and phonon scattering respectively. Therefore, there is an overall enhancement in the power factor (PF) followed by dimensionless figure of merit (zT) over a wide scale of temperature. The sample 20 at% La-doped SrTiO3 with 600 mg of F127 surfactant (SLTO 600F127) shows the maximum power factor of 1.14 mWm-1K-2 at 647 K which is 35% higher than the sample without porosity (SLTO 0F127), and the same sample (SLTO 600F127) shows the maximum value of zT is 0.32 at 968 K with an average enhancement of 62% in zT in comparison to the sample without porosity (SLTO 0F127).