Enhanced thermopower via spin-state modification

Hidefumi Takahashi, Shintaro Ishiwata, Ryuji Okazaki, Yukio Yasui, Ichiro Terasaki

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We investigated the effect of pressure on the magnetic and thermoelectric properties of Sr3.1Y0.9Co4O10+δ. The magnetization is reduced with the application of pressure, reflecting the spin-state modification of the Co3+ ions into the nonmagnetic low-spin state. Accordingly, with increasing pressure, the Seebeck coefficient is enhanced, especially at low temperatures, at which the effect of pressure on the spin state becomes significant. These results indicate that the spin-orbital entropy is a key valuable for the thermoelectric properties of the strongly correlated cobalt oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024405
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2018

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Takahashi, H., Ishiwata, S., Okazaki, R., Yasui, Y., & Terasaki, I. (2018). Enhanced thermopower via spin-state modification. Physical Review B, 98(2), [024405]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.024405