Thermoelectric properties of bipolar diffusion effect on In4 Se3-xTex compounds

Jong Soo Rhyee, Eunseog Cho, Kyunghan Ahn, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Sang Mock Lee

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We present thermoelectric properties and electronic structure of the series compounds of In4 Se3-xTex (0.0x3.0). Even if the Te-doping is an isoelectronic substitution, we found that the electron dominated carrier transport in Se-rich region (x≤0.2) evolves into the electron-hole bipolar transport properties in Te-rich region (x≥2.5) from the temperature-dependent thermal conductivity κ (T), Seebeck coefficient S (T), and Hall coefficient RH (T) measurements. The electronic band structures of In4Se3-xTex (x=0.0, 2.75, and 3.0) are not changed significantly with respect to Te-substitution concentrations. From the Boltzmann transport calculation, the electron-hole bipolar effect on thermoelectric transport properties in Te-rich region can be understood by lowering the chemical potential to the valence band maximum in the Te-rich compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Article number152104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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