The thermoelectric properties of the pure and doped half-Heusler compounds FeVSb and FeNbSb are reported. The electrical resistivities are between 0.2 and 20 mΩ cm at room temperature. Thermoelectric power measurements indicate that FeVSb is an n-type material with moderate Seebeck coefficients near -70 μV/K at 300 K. The thermal conductivity at room temperature is large, approximately 0.1 W/cm K, and increases with decreasing temperature. Chemical substitutions, which have a dramatic effect on the transport properties, were performed in an effort to enhance the thermoelectric performance. Band-structure calculations are presented for the pure materials.
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