Synergistic Texturing and Bi/Sb-Te Antisite Doping Secure High Thermoelectric Performance in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3-Based Thin Films

Tan, Ming and Shi, Xiao-Lei ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0905-2547 and Liu, Wei-Di and Li, Meng and Wang, Yaling and Li, Hui and Deng, Yuan and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 (2021) Synergistic Texturing and Bi/Sb-Te Antisite Doping Secure High Thermoelectric Performance in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3-Based Thin Films. Advanced Energy Materials:2102578. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2692-7640


Abstract

Bi2Te3-based thin films are attracting increasing attention due to their considerable wearability and flexibility feature. However, the relatively low performance compared to their bulk counterparts limits their development and wider application. In this work, synergistic texturing and Bi/Sb-Te antisite doping are used to achieve a high room-temperature ZT of ≈1.5 in p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 thin films by a magnetron sputtering method. Structural characterization confirms that carefully tuning the deposition temperature can strengthen the texture of as-prepared polycrystalline Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 thin films, leading to significantly enhanced carrier mobility and electrical conductivity. Simultaneously, rational engineering of the deposition temperature can induce antisite doping between Bi/Sb and Te, which can reduce the carrier concentration and make it closer to the optimized level. In turn, a high power factor of 45.3 µW cm−1 K−2 and a maximized ZT of ≈1.5 at room temperature are obtained. This high power factor and ZT are highly competitive to other state-of-the-art p-type thin-film-based thermoelectric materials, showing great potentials for practical applications.


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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: 17 Sep 2021 05:40
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: antisite doping, Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3, texturing, thermoelectric devices, thin films
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202102578
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43669

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