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Title: Polaronic transport and thermoelectricity in Fe 1 x Co x Sb 2 S 4 ( x = 0 , 0.1, and 0.2)

Here, we report a study of Co-doped berthierite Fe 1–xCo xSb 2S 4 (x=0, 0.1, and 0.2). The alloy series of Fe 1–xCo xSb 2S 4 crystallize in an orthorhombic structure with the Pnma space group, similar to FeSb 2, and show semiconducting behavior. The large discrepancy between activation energy for conductivity, E ρ (146 ~270meV), and thermopower, E S (47 ~108 meV), indicates the polaronic transport mechanism. Bulk magnetization and heat-capacity measurements of pure FeSb 2S 4 (x=0) exhibit a broad antiferromagnetic transition (T N = 46K) followed by an additional weak transition (T* = 50K). Transition temperatures (T N and T*) slightly decrease with increasing Co content x. This is also reflected in the thermal conductivity measurement, indicating strong spin-lattice coupling. Fe 1–xCo xSb 2S 4 shows relatively high value of thermopower (up to ~624μVK –1 at 300 K) and thermal conductivity much lower when compared to FeSb 2, a feature desired for potential applications based on FeSb 2 materials.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4] ;  [3]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-205729-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1440351
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1432406