Enhancement of thermoelectric performance of In doped Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 compounds

Hegde, Ganesh Shridhar and Prabhu, A N and Rao, Ashok and Babu, P D (2020) Enhancement of thermoelectric performance of In doped Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 compounds. Physica B, 584. ISSN 0921-4526

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Bulk samples of (Bi1-xInx)2 Te 2.7 Se0.3 (x ¼ 0.00, 0.02, 0.04) were prepared by solid state reaction technique. Powder X-ray diffraction pattern confirms that the polycrystalline samples have hexagonal structure with spacegroup R3m. Surface morphology shows a reduction in porous behaviour of the material due to co-doping. Energy dispersive X ray analysis demonstrates the elements present in the sample. Electrical resistivity has shown a quasi-degenerate semiconducting behaviour. Hall effect and Seebeck coefficient confirmed that all the samples are n-type. There is a decrease in thermal conductivity with the variation in dopant concentration. The maximum ZT was found to be 0.6 at 350 K for the sample (Bi0.98In0.02)2 Te 2.7 Se0.3 which is about 5 times that of the pristine sample Bi2Te3.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chalcogenides Semiconductivity X-ray diffraction Thermal conductivity Thermoelectrics
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 10:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155223

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