Optimisation of the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in Fine Grained Semiconductor Materials Based upon Lead Telluride.
Periodic rept. no. 4, Sep-Dec 83,
UNIVERSITY OF WALES INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CARDIFF DEPT OF PHYSICS ELECTRONICS/ELECTRICAL ENGRG
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This report presents the results of calculations of the effect of a multivalley energy band structure on the thermoelectric figure of merit. It is concluded that intervalley scattering significantly reduces the beneficial effect of a multivalley energy band structure. At optimum doping intervalley scattering reduces the ratio by approximately 25.
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