Thermoelectric properties of SrTiO3 nano-particles dispersed indium selenide bulk composites

Lee, Min Ho; Rhyee, Jong-Soo; Vaseem, Mohammad; Hahn, Yoon-Bong; Park, Su-Dong; Jin Kim, Hee; Kim, Sung-Jin; Lee, Hyeung Jin; Kim, Chilsung
June 2013
Applied Physics Letters;6/3/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 22, p223901
Academic Journal
We investigated the thermoelectric properties of the InSe, InSe/In4Se3 composite, and SrTiO3 (STO) nano-particles dispersed InSe/In4Se3 bulk composites. The electrical conductivity of the InSe/In4Se3 composite with self-assembled phase separation is significantly increased compared with those of InSe and In4Se3-δ implying the enhancement of surface conductivity between grain boundaries. The thermal conductivity of InSe/In4Se3 composite is decreased compared to those of InSe. When the STO nano-particle dispersion was employed in the InSe/In4Se3 composite, a coherent interface was observed between nano-particle precipitates and the InSe bulk matrix with a reduction of the thermal conductivity.


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