Hybrid Flash-SPS of TiNiCu0.05Sn with reduced thermal conductivity

Francesco Gucci, Theo Graves Saunders, Bhuvanesh Srinivasan, François Cheviré, Daniella A. Ferluccio, Jan-Willem G. Bos, Michael J. Reece

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TiNiCu0·05Sn was sintered using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) and a new derivative processing method, hybrid Flash-SPS (hFSPS). The high heating rate achieved (7700 °C/min) produced almost single-phase samples with high density. The sample sintered at 1040 °C showed a higher power factor and a lower thermal conductivity than the SPS sample, resulting in a higher ZT at 350 °C (0.44 vs 0.35).
Original languageEnglish
Article number155058
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Early online date6 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020


  • Flash sintering
  • Half-heusler
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermoelectric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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