Weighted Mobility Ratio Engineering for High-Performance Bi-Te-Based Thermoelectric Materials2022.09.06
- 2022-10-06 16:00:00
- Prof. Hyun-Sik Kim (University of Seoul)
Band engineering is an effective strategy to improve the electronic transport properties of semiconductors. In thermoelectric materials research, density-of-states effective mass is an undoubted key factor in verifying the band engineering effect and establishing a strategy for enhancing thermoelectric performance. However, estimation of the effective mass is demanding or inaccurate depending on the methods taken. A simple equation is proposed, valid for all degeneracy: Log10 (md*T/300) = (2/3) Log10 (n) − (2/3) [20.3 − (0.00508 × |S|) + (1.58 × 0.967|S|)] that utilizes experimentally determined Seebeck coefficient (S) and carrier concentration (n) to determine the effective mass (md*) at a temperature (T). This straightforward equation, which gives an accurate analysis of the band modulation in terms of md*, is indispensable in designing thermoelectric materials of maximized performance.