Band engineering and tuning thermoelectric transport properties of p-type Bi0.52Sb1.48Te3 by Pb doping for low-temperature power generation

Kwanlae Kim, Gwansik Kim, Hwijong Lee, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Wooyoung Lee

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Herein, we report the results of a systematic study on the effect of Pb doping on the thermoelectric transport properties of p-type BiSbTe alloys to validate its potential applications for low-temperature power generation. The maximum power factor (~ 4.4 mW m− 1 K− 2) at 300 K was obtained using 0.31 at.% Pb-doped Bi0.52Sb1.48Te3 and was found to originate from an enlarged density of states effective mass as a result of the band engineering effect. The maximum efficiency of thermoelectric power generation (ηmax) could be enhanced by 150% at ΔT = 220 K when the Pb concentration was optimized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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