The influence of non-idealities on the thermoelectric power factor of nanostructured superlattices

  title={The influence of non-idealities on the thermoelectric power factor of nanostructured superlattices},
  author={Mischa Thesberg and Mahdi Pourfath and Hans Kosina and Neophytos Neophytou},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
Cross-plane superlattices composed of nanoscale layers of alternating potential wells and barriers have attracted great attention for their potential to provide thermoelectric power factor improvements and higher ZT figure of merit. Previous theoretical works have shown that the presence of optimized potential barriers could provide improvements to the Seebeck coefficient through carrier energy filtering, which improves the power factor by up to 40%. However, experimental corroboration of this… 

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