|Title:||EXAFS study of thermoelectric BiCuOSe: Effects of Cu vacancies|
Tewari, Girish C.
Master and Ph.D. Program for Science and Technology of Accelrrator Light Source
|Keywords:||Semiconductors;EXAFS;Synchrotron radiation;X-ray spectroscopies|
|Abstract:||Excellent thermoelectric performance has been reported for the ZrCuSiAs-type BiCuOSe derivatives; for these materials the transport properties can be effectively adjusted by chemical substitutions or by introducing Cu vacancies. In this work we compare stoichiometric BiCuSeO and its Cu-deficient derivative BiCu0.95SeO by utilizing temperature dependent extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements. Such a local probe evidences that Cu vacancies make the lattice more ductile and susceptible to temperature variation. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Journal:||SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS|
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