A prediction model of artificial neural networks in development of thermoelectric materials with innovative approaches

Kokyay S., Kilinc E., Uysal F., KURT H., Celik E., Dugenci M.

ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL-JESTECH, vol.23, no.6, pp.1476-1485, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jestch.2020.04.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1476-1485
  • Keywords: Thermoelectric material, Figure of merit, Artificial neural network, Prediction model, PARAMETERS, OPTIMIZATION, ZNO
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The fact that the properties of thermoelectric materials are to be estimated with Artificial Neural Networks without production and measurement will help researchers in terms of time and cost. For this purpose, figure of merit, which is the performance value of thermoelectric materials, is estimated by Artificial Neural Networks without an experimental study. P-and n-type thermoelectric bulk samples were obtained in 19 different compositions by doping different elements into Ca2.7Ag0.3Co4O9- and Zn0.98Al0.02O-based oxide thermoelectric materials. The Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity and thermal diffusivity values of the bulk samples were measured from 200 degrees C to 800 degrees C with an increase rate of 100 degrees C, and figure of merit values were calculated. 7 different Artificial Neural Network models were created using 123 measured results of experimental data and the molar masses of the doping elements. In this system aiming to predict the electrical resistivity, thermal diffusivity and figure of merit values of thermoelectric materials, the average R value and accuracy rate of these values were estimated to be 94% and 80%, respectively. (c) 2020 Karabuk University. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).