Research into thermoelectric materials has recently undergone a push into lower dimensional materials in the hopes that quantum confinement effects will enhance the performance of these structures. It has already been demonstrated that 2D superlattice materials show enhanced properties. More recently, materials known to have good thermoelectric properties, such as Bi2Te3 or PbTe, have been grown in low dimensional morphologies. We investigate synthesis techniques for growing low dimensional structures of Bi-Te materials with the aim of incorporating them into a composite material alongside bulk Bi2Te3.
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Gothard, N., Zhang, B., He, J. et al. CVD Growth of Nanostructures from Bi2Te3. MRS Online Proceedings Library 886, 504 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-0886-F05-04