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Thermoelectric Transport in Superlattices

  • T. L. Reinecke (a1) and D. A. Broido (a2)

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The thermoelectric transport properties of superlattices have been studied using an exact solution of the Boltzmann equation. The role of heat transport along the barrier layers, of carrier tunneling through the barriers, of valley degeneracy and of the well width and energy dependences of the carrier-phonon scattering rates on the thermoelectric figure of merit are given. Calculations are given for Bi2Te3 and for PbTe, and the results of recent experiments are discussed.

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Thermoelectric Transport in Superlattices

  • T. L. Reinecke (a1) and D. A. Broido (a2)

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