Reshak, A. H. and Khan, Saleem Ayaz and Auluck, S. (2014) Thermoelectric properties of a single graphene sheet and its derivatives. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2 (13). pp. 2346-2352. ISSN 2050-7526

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The thermoelectric properties of pristine graphene and H2S adsorbed onto bridge, hollow and top sites of a graphene sheet are investigated using the semi-classical Boltzmann transport theory. The average values of electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, figure of merit (ZT) and the average value of the power factor (P-av) are reported and discussed in detail. While pristine graphene is a zero band gap semiconductor, adsorption of H2S onto the bridge site opens up a direct energy gap of about 0.04 eV, adsorption of a H2S molecule onto the top site opens up a gap of 0.3 eV, and adsorption of H2S onto the hollow site makes it metallic. The investigation of ZT and power factor values suggests that a top-site configuration could be a potential candidate for thermoelectric applications in the range 300-600 K.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 10:19

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