Thermoelectrics: Material Candidates and Structures I – Chalcogenides and Silicon-Germanium Alloys

N. M. Ravindra, Bhakti Jariwala, Asahel Bañobre, Aniket Maske

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Bismuth telluride, Bi2Te3, state-of-the-art material, is a well-established and effective thermoelectric material from V–VI group of materials. The Peltier effect (thermal cooling) has been observed in p-Bi2Te3 coupled with n-type samples and has been commercialized since the early 1960s. Tremendous amount of research has been reported on these materials from single crystal form to polycrystalline form and from 3D to nanodimensions to quantum confinement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Materials
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Materials
ISSN (Print)2192-1091
ISSN (Electronic)2192-1105

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials


  • Bi 2Te 3
  • Electrical conductivityElectrical Conductivity
  • Power factorPower Factor
  • Seebeck coefficientSeebeck Coefficient
  • dopingDoping


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