Chemical Potential Tuning and Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties in Indium Selenides
AbstractResearchers have long been searching for the materials to enhance thermoelectric performance in terms of nano scale approach in order to realize phonon-glass-electron-crystal and quantum confinement effects. Peierls distortion can be a pathway to enhance thermoelectric figure-of-merit ZT by employing natural nano-wire-like electronic and thermal transport. The phonon-softening known as Kohn anomaly, and Peierls lattice distortion decrease phonon energy and increase phonon scattering, respectively, and, as a result, they lower thermal conductivity. The quasi-one-dimensional electrical transport from anisotropic band structure ensures high Seebeck coefficient in Indium Selenide. The routes for high ZT materials development of In4Se3−δ are discussed from quasi-one-dimensional property and electronic band structure calculation to materials synthesis, crystal growth, and their thermoelectric properties investigations. The thermoelectric properties of In4Se3−δ can be enhanced by electron doping, as suggested from the Boltzmann transport calculation. Regarding the enhancement of chemical potential, the chlorine doped In4Se3−δCl0.03 compound exhibits high ZT over a wide temperature range and shows state-of-the-art thermoelectric performance of ZT = 1.53 at 450 °C as an n-type material. It was proven that multiple elements doping can enhance chemical potential further. Here, we discuss the recent progress on the enhancement of thermoelectric properties in Indium Selenides by increasing chemical potential. View Full-Text
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Rhyee, J.-S.; Kim, J.H. Chemical Potential Tuning and Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties in Indium Selenides. Materials 2015, 8, 1283-1324.
Rhyee J-S, Kim JH. Chemical Potential Tuning and Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties in Indium Selenides. Materials. 2015; 8(3):1283-1324.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rhyee, Jong-Soo; Kim, Jin H. 2015. "Chemical Potential Tuning and Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties in Indium Selenides." Materials 8, no. 3: 1283-1324.