Electronic Structure Properties of ATe and A2Te (A: Cu, Ag and Cd)
Efficient renewable energy generation and storage are very essential for sustainable growth on the world. New methods and materials have to be developed to convert the renewable energy into other forms of energy. This is achieved by exploring the properties of materials, which can be used in the process of energy conversion. Energy generation from waste heat using functional materials known as thermoelectric materials is receiving wide attention recently. In order to understand the properties of thermoelectric materials, we explored the electronic structure properties of ATe and A2Te (A: Cu, Ag and Cd). Among them AgTe and CdTe are exhibiting suitable electronic properties, making them as potential thermoelectric materials.
KeywordsSemiconductors Thermoelectric materials Electronic structure Density of states
The authors acknowledge Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India for providing financial support through the project SB/FTP/PS-009/2014 under the DST-Young Scientist Scheme.
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