Reliable contact fabrication on nanostructured Bi2Te 3-based thermoelectric materials

Shien Ping Feng, Ya Huei Chang, Jian Yang, Bed Poudel, Bo Yu, Zhifeng Ren, Gang Chen

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A cost-effective and reliable Ni-Au contact on nanostructured Bi 2Te3-based alloys for a solar thermoelectric generator (STEG) is reported. The use of MPS SAMs creates a strong covalent binding and more nucleation sites with even distribution for electroplating contact electrodes on nanostructured thermoelectric materials. A reliable high-performance flat-panel STEG can be obtained by using this new method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6757-6762
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 14 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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