RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol.51, no.4, pp.624-629, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
Some polythermal sections of the Ni-Bi-Se system have been investigated by DTA, X-ray powder diffraction, microstructural analysis, and microhardness measurements. The liquidus surface has been constructed for this system. The compounds NiBi2Se4 and Ni3Bi2Se2 are formed by dystectic reactions and melt at 1088 and 980 K, respectively. The regions of primary and joint phase crystallization have been determined. A commutation of Bi2Se3-based thermoelements with a metal nickel bus-bar has been proposed.