Anisotropic Seebeck and magneto-Seebeck coefficients of Bi and Bi0.92Sb0.08 alloy thin films

Sunglae Cho*, Yunki Kim, Antonio DiVenere, George K.L. Wong, John B. Ketterson, Jerry R. Meyer

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We have grown Bi and BiSb alloy thin films on (211)CdTe substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Growth proceeds with the Bi or BiSb (00.1) axis oriented along the CdTe[111] direction, which is tilted by 19o with respect to the substrate normal. Measurements of the Seebeck coefficient reveal a strong dependence on angle within the plane, due to the anisotropic electronic structure. The coefficient measured along the [1̄11] axis, which includes a trigonal contribution from the Seebeck tensor, is considerably higher than the value along the [011̄] axis. The magneto-Seebeck coefficient was also studied, for magnetic fields of 0-0.7 T. We observe a strong dependence on both crystal-axis and magnetic field direction, the so-called "umkehr" effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)808-812
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 2000

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