Heavily doped p-type PbSe with high thermoelectric performance: An alternative for PbTe

Heng Wang, Yanzhong Pei, Aaron D. Lalonde, G. Jeffrey Snyder

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Abstract

PbSe was expected to have a smaller bandgap and higher thermalconductivity than PbTe. Instead, these values are about the same at high temperature leading to comparable thermoelectric figure of merit, with zT> 1 achieved in heavily doped p-type PbSe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1370
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011

Keywords

  • PbSe
  • PbTe
  • lead chalcogenides
  • thermoelectrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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