A synergistic approach to achieving the high thermoelectric performance of La-doped SnTe using resonance state and partial band convergence

Ranita Basu, Mandava Srikanth, Bayikadi Khasimsaheb, Sivaiah Bathula, V. Sai Muthu Kumar, Ajay Singh, Neeleshwar Sonnathi
2021 Materials Advances  
SnTe is an alternate variant of PbTe possessing an analogous valence band(VB) pattern. However, SnTe exhibits low thermoelectric(TE) efficiency due to Sn defects triggering very high carrier concentration (n). Thus,...
doi:10.1039/d1ma00155h fatcat:xjavzsllj5fhhod4ypy5e4btqa