Low Cost High Performance Zinc Antimonide Thin Films for Thermoelectric Applications

Ye Sun, Mogens Christensen, Simon Johnsen, Ngo Van Nong, Yi Ma, Michael Sillassen, Eryun Zhang, Anders E.C. Palmqvist, Jørgen Bøttiger, Bo B. Iversen

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Abstract

Zinc antimonide thin films with high thermoelectric performance are produced by a simple sputtering method. The phase-pure Zn4Sb3 and ZnSb thin films fulfill the key requirements for commercial TE power generation: cheap elements, cheap fabrication method, high performance and thermal stability. In addition, two completely new meta-stable crystalline phases of zinc antimonide have been discovered.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number13
Pages (from-to)1693-1696
ISSN0935-9648
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Thermoelectrics
  • Thin films
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Zinc antimonide
  • Thermal stability

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