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

Ganesh Shridhar Hegde, A. N. Prabhu, Ashok Rao, P. D. Babu

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Bulk samples of (Bi1-xInx)2 Te 2.7 Se0.3 (x = 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 R3‾m. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number412087
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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