Role of Compositional Tuning on Thermoelectric Parameters of Hybrid Halide Perovskites

Mohammed Haque, Mohamad Insan Nugraha, Sri Harish Kumar Paleti, Derya Baran

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Halide perovskites are emerging as a new class of materials for thermoelectric applications owing to their low thermal conductivity and high Seebeck coefficient (thermopower). In this work, the thermoelectric parameters of vapor-deposited hybrid perovskite thin films are explored for the first time. We establish a relationship between the chemical composition and thermoelectric properties of sequentially vapor-deposited CH3NH3PbI3 films. A composition-dependent grain size and in-plane electrical conductivity evolution is observed and its influence on thermoelectric properties is analyzed. An ultralow in-plane thermal conductivity of 0.32 ± 0.03 W m–1 K–1 at room temperature is recorded for CH3NH3PbI3 using a chip-based 3ω method. Thermal conductivity measurement of a series of CH3NH3PbI3 films reveals that the thermal transport is governed by the Pb–I lattice at room temperature. Furthermore, n- and p-type CH3NH3PbI3 films achieved by compositional tuning exhibit high negative (6500 μV/K) and positive (5500 μV/K) thermopower.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14928-14933
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number24
StatePublished - May 31 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-CRG2018-3737
Acknowledgements: This publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under award no. OSR-CRG2018-3737.


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