Indium selenides: structural characteristics, synthesis and their thermoelectric performances

Han, Guang and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: and Drennan, John and Zou, Jin (2014) Indium selenides: structural characteristics, synthesis and their thermoelectric performances. Small, 10 (14). pp. 2747-2765. ISSN 1613-6810


Indium selenides have attracted extensive attention in high-efficiency thermoelectrics for waste heat energy conversion due to their extraordinary and tunable electrical and thermal properties. This Review aims to provide a thorough summary of the structural characteristics (e.g. crystal structures, phase transformations, and structural vacancies) and synthetic methods (e.g. bulk materials, thin films, and nanostructures) of various indium selenides, and then summarize the recent progress on exploring indium selenides as high-efficiency thermoelectric materials. By highlighting challenges and opportunities in the end, this Review intends to shine some light on the possible approaches for thermoelectric performance enhancement of indium selenides, which should open up an opportunity for applying indium selenides in the next-generation thermoelectric devices.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 04:02
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 03:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: indium selenide; nanostructures; structural characteristics; synthetic methods; thermoelectric
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
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