Preparation of exfoliated Bi 2Te 3 thin films

Jiajun Luo*, Dattatray Late, Isaac Wu, Kanishka Biswas, Mercouri Kanatzidis, Matthew A Grayson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Bi 2Te 3, recently recognized as a "topological insulator", is proposed to have enhanced electrical and thermoelectric properties due to the topological surface state. In this work, we describe our technique for synthesizing Bi 2Te 3 thin films with the Scotch tape method. We also describe strategies for fabricating samples for transport and thermoelectric measurements. Preliminary data of carrier density and mobility at room temperature was obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Narrow Gap Systems, NGS15
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event15th International Conference on Narrow Gap Systems, NGS15 - Blacksburg, VA, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2011Aug 5 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other15th International Conference on Narrow Gap Systems, NGS15
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBlacksburg, VA


  • Electron-beam fabrication
  • Thin film exfoliation
  • Topological Insulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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