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dc.titleBand degeneracy enhanced thermoelectric performance in layered oxyselenides by first-principles calculations
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ning
dc.contributor.authorLi, Menglu
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Haiyan
dc.contributor.authorGao, Zhibin
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Zijiang
dc.contributor.authorZu, Xiaotao
dc.contributor.authorLi, Sean
dc.contributor.authorQiao, Liang
dc.identifier.citationWang, Ning, Li, Menglu, Xiao, Haiyan, Gao, Zhibin, Liu, Zijiang, Zu, Xiaotao, Li, Sean, Qiao, Liang (2021-01-29). Band degeneracy enhanced thermoelectric performance in layered oxyselenides by first-principles calculations. npj Computational Materials 7 (1) : 18. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractBand degeneracy is effective in optimizing the power factors of thermoelectric (TE) materials by enhancing the Seebeck coefficients. In this study, we demonstrate this effect in model systems of layered oxyselenide family by the density functional theory (DFT) combined with semi-classical Boltzmann transport theory. TE transport performance of layered LaCuOSe and BiCuOSe are fully compared. The results show that due to the larger electrical conductivities caused by longer electron relaxation times, the n-type systems show better TE performance than p-type systems for both LaCuOSe and BiCuOSe. Besides, the conduction band degeneracy of LaCuOSe leads to a larger Seebeck coefficient and a higher optimal carrier concentration than n-type BiCuOSe, and thus a higher power factor. The optimal figure of merit (ZT) value of 1.46 for n-type LaCuOSe is 22% larger than that of 1.2 for n-type BiCuOSe. This study highlights the potential of wide band gap material LaCuOSe for highly efficient TE applications, and demonstrates that inducing band degeneracy by cations substitution is an effective way to enhance the TE performance of layered oxyselenides. © 2021, The Author(s).
dc.publisherNature Research
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF PHYSICS
dc.description.sourcetitlenpj Computational Materials
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