High Thermopower and Optical Properties of A 2 MoS 4 (A = K, Rb, Cs) and Cs 2 MoSe 4

Roy, Argha Jyoti and Sharma, Vineet Kumar and Kanchana, Venkatakrishanan (2021) High Thermopower and Optical Properties of A 2 MoS 4 (A = K, Rb, Cs) and Cs 2 MoSe 4. physica status solidi (b). p. 2000587. ISSN 0370-1972

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The current work analyzes the electronic, structural, mechanical, thermoelectric (TE), and optical properties of alkali-based transition metal chalcogenides (Formula presented.) (A = K, Rb, Cs) and (Formula presented.) using methods based on first principles. The electronic, structural, and mechanical properties are analyzed using projected augmented wave (PAW) potentials. The electronic structure calculations show them to be direct bandgap semiconductors. From the TE properties, it is found that all the compounds possess huge thermopower especially for the holes, and this along with low lattice thermal conductivity enables us to predict (Formula presented.) (A = K, Rb, Cs) and (Formula presented.) to be a good class of material for TE applications. Also, the optical properties are found to be nearly isotropic in the low energy region, which also might fetch potential applications in the visible range. The nearly isotropic optical properties along with giant thermopower are the highlights of the current study, which sets a platform for exploring future device applications.

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Sharma, Vineet KumarUNSPECIFIED
Kanchana, VenkatakrishananUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Band-gap semiconductors; Device application; Electronic structure calculations; Isotropic optical properties; Lattice thermal conductivity; Low energy regions; Projected augmented waves; Transition metal chalcogenides
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 10:05
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/8344
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.202000587
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/1868
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