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Title: Few-Layer Nanosheets of n-Type SnSe2
Authors: Saha, Sujoy
Banik, Ananya
Biswas, Kanishka
Keywords: Chemistry
layered metal chalcogenides
n-type dopants
thermal conductivity
tin diselenide
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh
Citation: Saha, S.; Banik, A.; Biswas, K., Few-Layer Nanosheets of n-Type SnSe2. Chemistry-a European Journal 2016, 22 (44), 15634-15638
Chemistry-A European Journal
Abstract: Layered p-block metal chalcogenides are renowned for thermoelectric energy conversion due to their low thermal conductivity caused by bonding asymmetry and anharmonicity. Recently, single crystalline layered SnSe has created sensation in thermoelectrics due to its ultralow thermal conductivity and high thermoelectric figure of merit. Tin diselenide (SnSe2), an additional layered compound belonging to the Sn-Se phase diagram, possesses a CdI2-type structure. However, synthesis of pure-phase bulk SnSe2 by a conventional solid-state route is still remains challenging. A simple solution-based low-temperature synthesis is presented of ultrathin (3-5nm) few layers (4-6 layers) nanosheets of Cl-doped SnSe2, which possess n-type carrier concentration of 2x10(18)cm(-3) with carrier mobility of about 30cm(2)V(-1)s(-1) at room temperature. SnSe2 has a band gap of about 1.6eV and semiconducting electronic transport in the 300-630K range. An ultralow thermal conductivity of about 0.67Wm(-1)K(-1) was achieved at room temperature in a hot-pressed dense pellet of Cl-doped SnSe2 nanosheets due to the anisotropic layered structure, which gives rise to effective phonon scattering.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 0947-6539
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Kaniska Biswas)

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