Thermoelectric and magnetic properties of Cr1-x VxSi2 solid solutions

H. Hohl*, A. P. Ramirez, T. T.M. Palstra, E. Bucher

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Cr1-xVxSi2 solid solutions have been prepared in the range 0≤x≤1. The thermopowers, resistivities, and magnetic susceptibilities of the solid solutions vary smoothly with composition and reveal a continuous transition from degenerate semiconducting (x = 0) to metallic (x = 1) behavior. S2/p ratios of the solid solutions are less than those of pure CrSi2. The thermoelectric properties of the solid solutions can be described in terms of a free-electron model, whereas an effective mass of 15 me has to be assumed in order to explain the results of magnetic measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of alloys and compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Refractory disilicides
  • Resistivity
  • Thermopower
  • Vegard's law


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