The Role of Au in the Thermoelectric Properties of Amorphous Ge/Au and Si/Au Thin Films

@article{Takiguchi2010TheRO,
  title={The Role of Au in the Thermoelectric Properties of Amorphous Ge/Au and Si/Au Thin Films},
  author={H. Takiguchi and Z. Yoshikawa and H. Miyazaki and Y. Okamoto and J. Morimoto},
  journal={Journal of Electronic Materials},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={1627-1633}
}
Amorphous Si-Ge-Au thin films exhibit high thermoelectric power. To understand the role of Au in the thermoelectric properties, we studied the structural and thermoelectric properties of Si/Au and Ge/Au thin films. Samples were prepared by electron beam evaporation. Au was found to have two important roles. One is as a carrier source. Therefore, Au composition influences thermoelectric properties. The other role is that Au causes the crystallization of Si and Ge at lower temperature. The grain… Expand

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