The effect of heat treatment on electrodeposited Bi 2Te 3 thin films for thermoelectric applications

Wen Lin Wang, Chi Chao Wan, Yan-Yang, Chao Ho Lan

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In this report, the effect of heat treatment on the thermoelectric properties and electrical characteristics of electrodeposited Bi 2Te 3 films was studied. Different film compositions from 58.9 at.%Te to 62.9 at.%Te were controlled by the diffusion-controlled method through a rotating electrode. With film composition as parameter, the deposited films with and without heat treatment were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and Hall effect measurements. The results showed that the Seebeck coefficient has been increased because of the heat treatment. The maximum value of 120.9 μV/K occurred at 58.9%Te and then decreased to both Bi-rich and Te-rich sides.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrodeposition for Energy Applications 2
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventElectrodeposition for Energy Applications 2 - 219th ECS Meeting - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2011 May 12011 May 6

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


OtherElectrodeposition for Energy Applications 2 - 219th ECS Meeting
CityMontreal, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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