Texture-induced reduction in electrical resistivity of p-type (Bi,Sb)2Te3 by a hot extrusion

Title
Texture-induced reduction in electrical resistivity of p-type (Bi,Sb)2Te3 by a hot extrusion
Authors
백승협김성근이병현민봉기임상순정성진김가령이종수김진상원성옥
Issue Date
2018-10
Publisher
Journal of alloys and compounds
Citation
VOL 764-266
Abstract
The electrical resistance of a thermoelectric module is an important parameter as well as the thermoelectric figure-of-merit for the application of both waste energy harvesters and solid-state cooling devices. High resistance causes energy dissipation through Joule heating, leading to the degradation of the device's generating or cooling performance. Therefore, it is highly desirable to reduce the electric resistivity of the thermoelectric materials. Here, we report a hot extrusion technique to fabricate p-type bismuth antimony tellurides that has low electrical resistivity. Extrusion is a promising tool to fabricate a fiber-like texture of the microstructure, where the 001 normal vector of grains is pointing perpendicular to the extrusion direction. Such a textured microstructure can enhance the mobility of electrical carriers along the extrusion direction due to the anisotropic nature of electrical transport in bismuth telluride-based alloys. Beyond bismuth telluride-based thermoelectric materials, we believe that our result will offer a simple tool to manipulate physical properties of any two-dimensional, layered materials by controlling microstructure.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/67754
ISSN
0925-8388
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