Chlorine-enabled electron doping in solution-synthesised SnSe thermoelectric nanomaterials

Han, G. et al. (2017) Chlorine-enabled electron doping in solution-synthesised SnSe thermoelectric nanomaterials. Advanced Energy Materials, 7(13), 1602328. (doi: 10.1002/aenm.201602328)

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An aqueous solution method is developed for the facile synthesis of Cl-containing SnSe nanoparticles in 10 g quantities per batch. The particle size and Cl concentration of the nanoparticles can be efficiently tuned as a function of reaction duration. Hot pressing produces n-type Cl-doped SnSe nanostructured compacts with thermoelectric power factors optimized via control of Cl dopant concentration. This approach, combining an energy-efficient solution synthesis with hot pressing, provides a simple, rapid, and low-cost route to high performance n-type SnSe thermoelectric materials.

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Additional Information:In addition to the award EP/K022156/1 to the University of Glasgow the authors thank Mr Peter Chung for assistance with SEM. SRP and JWGB acknowledge the EPSRC for support (EP/N01717X/1). HFG and WZ acknowledge the EPSRC for the Equipment Grant to purchase Titan Themis 200 microscope (EP/L017008/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Knox, Professor Andrew and Siviter, Dr Jonathan and Man, Ms Elena Anamaria and Li, Dr Wenguang and Montecucco, Dr Andrea and Han, Dr Guang and Paul, Professor Douglas and Paul, Professor Manosh and Ferre Llin, Dr Lourdes and Gregory, Professor Duncan
Authors: Han, G., Popuri, S. R., Greer, H. F., Ferre Llin, L., Bos, J.-W. G., Zhou, W., Paul, D. J., Ménard, H., Knox, A. R., Montecucco, A., Siviter, J., Man, E. A., Li, W.-g., Paul, M. C., Gao, M., Sweet, T., Freer, R., Azough, F., Baig, H., Mallick, T. K., and Gregory, D. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Advanced Energy Materials
ISSN (Online):1614-6840
Published Online:20 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Advanced Energy Materials 7(13): 1602328
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
614241Scalable Solar Thermoelectrics and Photovaltaics (SUNTRAP)Andrew KnoxEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K022156/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG