Estimation of Temperature-Dependent Band Parameters for Bi-Doped SnSe with High Thermoelectric Performance

Hyunjin Park, Sang Il Kim, Jeong Yeon Kim, Seong Mee Hwang, Hyun Sik Kim

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Abstract

Recent studies have revealed the outstanding thermoelectric performance of Bi-doped n-type SnSe. In this regard, we analyzed the band parameters for Sn1−xBixSe (x = 0.00, 0.02, 0.04, and 0.06) using simple equations and the Single Parabolic Band model. Bi doping suppresses the carrier-phonon coupling while increasing the density-of-states effective mass. The n-type SnSe is known to have two conduction bands converge near 600 K. Bi doping changes the temperature at which the band convergence occurs. When x = 0.04, its weighted mobility maximized near 500 K, which indicated the possible band convergence. The highest zT of the x = 0.04 sample at mid-temperatures (473–573 K) can be attributed to the engineered band convergence via Bi doping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-513
Number of pages10
JournalCeramics
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023

Keywords

  • B-factor
  • SnSe
  • single parabolic band model
  • thermoelectric
  • weighted mobility

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