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Title: Synthesis, Bottom up Assembly and Thermoelectric Properties of Sb-Doped PbS Nanocrystal Building Blocks
The precise engineering of thermoelectric materials using nanocrystals as their building blocks has proven to be an excellent strategy to increase energy conversion efficiency. Here we present a synthetic route to produce Sb-doped PbS colloidal nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are then consolidated into nanocrystalline PbS:Sb using spark plasma sintering. We demonstrate that the introduction of Sb significantly influences the size, geometry, crystal lattice and especially the carrier concentration of PbS. The increase of charge carrier concentration achieved with the introduction of Sb translates into an increase of the electrical and thermal conductivities and a decrease of the Seebeck coefficient. Overall, PbS:Sb nanomaterial were characterized by two-fold higher thermoelectric figures of merit than undoped PbS.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1748188
NSF-PAR ID:
10220757
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
Materials
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
ISSN:
1996-1944
Page Range / eLocation ID:
853
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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