Synthesis and thermoelectric properties of indium telluride nanowires

Cheng Lun Hsin, Chun Wei Huang, Meng Hsin Wu, Shih Yen Cheng, Rong Cun Pan

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Abstract

Thermoelectric materials, along with recent advances in nano-engineering, have attracted much attention due to the potential applications in energy conversion. A simple approach to synthesize In2Te3 nanowires was developed in a thermal chemical vapor deposition furnace by a catalyst-assisted vapor–liquid–solid growth mechanism. Structural characterization of these products was carried out using standard microscopy practices, and the thermoelectric properties of individual as-grown In2Te3 nanowires were measured using a suspended microdevice technique. This approach provides an applicable route to synthesize novel In2Te3 nanowires as well as to identify information about their thermoelectric behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Volume112
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • InTe seebeck
  • Nanowires
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermoelectric materials

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