Rational Structure Design and Manipulation Advance SnSe Thermoelectrics

Shi, Xiao-Lei ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0905-2547 and Chen, Wen-Yi and Tao, Xinyong and Zou, Jin and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 (2020) Rational Structure Design and Manipulation Advance SnSe Thermoelectrics. Materials Horizons. pp. 1-37. ISSN 2051-6347


Abstract

Thermoelectrics can directly harvest electricity from waste heat through the Seebeck effect, therefore it has been regarded as an eco-friendly and sustainable solution to alleviate the pressure from fossil fuel consumption and environmental pollution. Rational structural manipulation is critical to improving the thermoelectric performance of materials, and a timely review is required to summarize the recent progress on the novel structural design for thermoelectrics. In this review, taking SnSe as a typical example and combined with other thermoelectric materials, we summarize recent advances in the rational structural manipulation for thermoelectric materials, including point defects, dislocations, boundaries, nanoinclusions, and nanopores. The inherent links between syntheses, characterizations, and thermoelectric properties by tailoring the structures are established. In addition, we discuss the development of nanoscale thermoelectric materials and their potential for applying to flexible thermoelectric devices. This review can guide the design of high-performance thermoelectric materials.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 00:06
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermoelectrics; thermoelectric performance of materials; rational structural manipulation; SeSe
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0MH00954G
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39249

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