Effects of confinement and orientation on the thermoelectric power factor of silicon nanowires

@article{Neophytou2011EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of confinement and orientation on the thermoelectric power factor of silicon nanowires},
  author={N. Neophytou and H. Kosina},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={245305}
}
  • N. Neophytou, H. Kosina
  • Published 2011
  • Materials Science, Physics
  • Physical Review B
  • It is suggested that low dimensionality can improve the thermoelectric (TE) power factor of a device, offering an enhancement of the ZT figure of merit. In this work the atomistic sp3d5s*-spin-orbit-coupled tight-binding model and the linearized Boltzmann transport theory is applied to calculate the room temperature electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, and power factor of narrow 1D silicon nanowires (NWs). We present a comprehensive analysis of the thermoelectric coefficients of n-type… CONTINUE READING
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