An aqueous solution method is developed for the facile synthesis of Cl-containing SnSe nanoparticles in 10 g quantities per batch. The particle size and Cl concentration of the nanoparticles can be efficiently tuned as a function of reaction duration. Hot pressing produces n-type Cl-doped SnSe nanostructured compacts with thermoelectric power factors optimized via control of Cl dopant concentration. This approach, combining an energy-efficient solution synthesis with hot pressing, provides a simple, rapid, and low-cost route to high performance n-type SnSe thermoelectric materials.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Advanced Energy Materials|
|Early online date||20 Feb 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jul 2017|
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Jan-Willem G. Bos
- School of Engineering & Physical Sciences - Associate Professor
- School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Chemical Sciences - Associate Professor
Person: Academic (Research & Teaching)