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Enhanced mechanism of thermoelectric performance of Bi2Se3 using density functional theory

Mohyedin, Muhammad Zamir and Mohamad Taib, Mohamad Fariz and Radzwan, Afiq and Mustaffa, M. and Shaari, Amiruddin and Hassan, Oskar Hasdinor and Ali, Ab. Malik Marwan and Ul Haq, Bakhtiar and Yahya, Muhd. Zu Azhan (2020) Enhanced mechanism of thermoelectric performance of Bi2Se3 using density functional theory. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 9 (3). p. 15. ISSN 2194-1459


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40243-020-00176-4


Good thermoelectric performance is being sought to face major problems related to energy, especially in the concern of the usage of energy on environmental impact. In this work, we investigate the underlying mechanism to enhance the thermoelectric performance of bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) by employing density functional theory (DFT) followed by the Boltzmann transport equation under relaxation time approximation. The structural, electronic, and thermoelectric properties were calculated and analyzed. From the analysis of combined results of thermoelectric properties and electronic properties as the function of the Fermi level, we found that the power factor of Bi2Se3 is improved by increasing electrical conductivity that contributed by the large density of states and light effective mass of charge carriers. The figure of merit, on the other hand, is enhanced by increasing Seebeck coefficient that contributed by heavy effective mass and decreasing thermal conductivity that contributed by low density of states. We also found that both power factor and figure of merit can be improved through n-type doping at 300 K and p-type doping at higher temperature (400 K and 500 K).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electronic, Figure of merit
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:91627
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:14 Jul 2021 16:18
Last Modified:14 Jul 2021 16:18

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