WS2 as an excellent high-temperature thermoelectric material

Appala Gandi, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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The potential of WS2 as a thermoelectric material is assessed. The electronic contribution to the thermoelectric properties is calculated within the constant relaxation time approximation from the electronic band structure, whereas the lattice contribution is evaluated using self-consistently calculated phonon lifetimes. In addition, the dependence of the lattice thermal conductivity on the mean free path of the phonons is determined.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6628-6637
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 13 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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