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dc.contributor.advisorDroopad, Ravindranath
dc.contributor.authorGarza, Rico Z.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-15T19:17:08Z
dc.date.available2014-04-15T19:17:08Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-10
dc.date.submittedMay 2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4965
dc.description.abstractIn this study, the thermoelectric power density of In-doped PbTe wafers were measured and compared to I-doped PbTe wafers. Both I-doped and In-doped PbTe ingots were grown using a modified vertical Bridgman technique. The crystals were grown in the n-type region of the phase diagram. The I-doped PbTe was doped in order to obtain an electron concentration of 3x10(19)cm(-3) and the In-doped PbTe was doped at 0.1 at.%. The I-doped PbTe possesses a thermoelectric power density of ~30 W/cm2 whereas the In-doped PbTe has a power density of ~15 W/cm2. Despite the In-doped PbTe having a potential almost two times that of the I-doped PbTe, I-doped PbTe possesses a higher initial ZT in the temperature range of 50-450°C along with a normalized power output of almost two times that of the indium doped samples. It is therefore concluded that the use of I-doped PbTe in thermoelectric devices would be greatly preferred over In-doped PbTe from a commercial standpoint.
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dc.format.extent68 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectThermoelectrics, PbTe
dc.subjectPbTe
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectricityen_US
dc.subject.lcshSemiconductorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectric materialsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNanostructured materials--Thermal propertiesen_US
dc.titleThermoelectric Property Study of N-Type PbTe
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGeerts, Wilhelmus J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZirkle, Tom
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science


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