High-performance p-type inorganic-organic hybrid thermoelectric thin films

Zheng, Zhuang-hao, Fan, Ping, Luo, Jing-ting, Liang, Guang-xing, Ma, Hongli, Zhang, Xianghua, Yang, Chang and Fu, Yong Qing (2018) High-performance p-type inorganic-organic hybrid thermoelectric thin films. Nanoscale. ISSN 2040-3364 (In Press)

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Abstract

The performance of organic-inorganic hybrid thermoelectric thin films can be dramatic enhanced by optimizing energy filtering and carriers transport states at the organic-inorganic interfaces. In this work, p-type “Sb2Te3/CH3NH3I/Sb2Te3” multilayer thin films were firstly fabricated with varied contents of CH3NH3I, then the annealing process was used in order to form the homogeneous organic-inorganic hybrid thin films. Results revealed that the introduced organic component can promote thin film growth and develop a dense nanostructure with an improved crystallinity, thus resulting in a significantly increased Seebeck coefficient and a reduced thermal conductivity as a result of the optimized electronic transport characteristics and enhanced effects of phonon scattering. As is expected, the thermoelectric performance of the hybrid-nanocomposite films is enhanced, achieving the maximum ZT value of 1.55 at a temperature of 413 K, which is several times higher than that of the as-fabricated film, thereby suggesting that the proposed strategy can be applied to prepare efficient preparation method of high-performance thermoelectric thin films.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sb2Te3; CH3NH3I; hybrid-composite; thermoelectric; thin film
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2018 09:22
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34561

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