Thermoelectric Properties of the Colloidal Bi2S3-Based Nanocomposites

Authors O.A. Dobrozhan1 , A.S. Opanasyuk1 , D.I. Kurbatov1 , U.B. Trivedi2 , C.J. Panchal3 , Priya Suryavanshi3 , V.A. Kheraj4

1 Sumy State University, 2, Rymsky Korsakov Str., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine

2 Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120 Gujarat, India

3 The M.S. University of Baroda Vadodara 390001 India

4 S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat 395007 India

Issue Volume 9, Year 2017, Number 4
Dates Received 15 April 2017; revised manuscript received 25 July 2017; published online 27 July 2017
Citation O.A. Dobrozhan, A.S. Opanasyuk, D.I. Kurbatov, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 9 No 4, 04028 (2017)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.9(4).04028
PACS Number(s) 84.60.Rb, 81.16.Be
Keywords Colloidal nanocomposite, Bismuth sulfide, Silver (13) , Thermoelectric properties (3) .
Annotation In this work we present the proof of the concept of the novel strategy to improve the thermoelectric properties of Bi2S3 based nanostructured bulk materials by blending the metallic nanoinclusions with the semiconductor nanoparticles forming the nanocomposites (NCts). The obtained NCts were composed of Bi2S3 nanorods (length – 100 nm and width – 10 nm) and Ag nanoparticles (diameter – 2-3 nm) synthesized by the colloidal method. The morphology, phase and chemical composition, electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient of NCts were investigated by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), 4-point probes method and static dc-method. This strategy is the perspective way to improve the conversion efficiency of others thermoelectric materials.

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