Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline SnSe via LaCl3 Doping
AbstractLaCl3 doped polycrystalline SnSe was synthesized by combining mechanical alloying (MA) process with spark plasma sintering (SPS). It is found that the electrical conductivity is enhanced after doping due to the increased carrier concentration and carrier mobility, resulting in optimization of the power factor at 750 K combing with a large Seebeck coefficient over 300 Μvk−1. Meanwhile, all the samples exhibit lower thermal conductivity below 1.0 W/mK in the whole measured temperature. The lattice thermal conductivity for the doped samples was reduced, which effectively suppressed the increscent of the total thermal conductivity because of the improved electrical conductivity. As a result, a ZT value of 0.55 has been achieved for the composition of SnSe-1.0 wt % LaCl3 at 750 K, which is nearly four times higher than the undoped one and reveals that rare earth element is an effective dopant for optimization of the thermoelectric properties of SnSe. View Full-Text
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Li, F.; Wang, W.; Ge, Z.-H.; Zheng, Z.; Luo, J.; Fan, P.; Li, B. Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline SnSe via LaCl3 Doping. Materials 2018, 11, 203.
Li F, Wang W, Ge Z-H, Zheng Z, Luo J, Fan P, Li B. Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline SnSe via LaCl3 Doping. Materials. 2018; 11(2):203.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Fu; Wang, Wenting; Ge, Zhen-Hua; Zheng, Zhuanghao; Luo, Jingting; Fan, Ping; Li, Bo. 2018. "Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline SnSe via LaCl3 Doping." Materials 11, no. 2: 203.
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