Electrodeposition of Bi2Te3 for Nanowire Application
Electroplating behavior of Bi 2Te 3 and thermoelectric properties of the electroplated Bi 2Te 3 films were investigated for nanowire application. Composition, microstructure, and thermoelectric properties of the electroplated Bi-Te films were strongly dependent upon composition of the electroplating solutions and plating current density. While the power factor of the Bi 2Te 3 film plated at a current density of 1×10-4 A/cm2 was 1.75×10-4 W/K2-m, the film formed at 5×10-4 A/cm2 exhibited the value of 3.5×10-4 W/K2-m. Substantial pore filling was achieved with electrodeposition of Bi 2Te 3 for the alumina template with 200 nm pores.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
Y.H. Lee et al., "Electrodeposition of Bi2Te3 for Nanowire Application", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 377-380, 2004