Research Output per year
In semiconductors almost all heat is conducted by phonons (lattice vibrations), which is limited by their quasi-particle lifetimes. Phonon-phonon interactions represent scattering mechanisms that produce thermal resistance. In thermoelectric materials, this resistance due to anharmonicity should be maximised for optimal performance. We use a first-principles lattice-dynamics approach to explore the changes in lattice dynamics across an isostructural series where the average atomic mass is conserved: ZnS to CuGaS2 to Cu2ZnGeS4. Our results demonstrate an enhancement of phonon interactions in the multernary materials and confirm that lattice thermal conductivity can be controlled independently of the average mass and local coordination environments.
|Date made available||2016|
|Publisher||University of Bath|
Suppression of lattice thermal conductivity by mass-conserving cation mutation in multi-component semiconductorsShibuya, T., Skelton, J. M., Jackson, A. J., Yasuoka, K., Togo, A., Tanaka, I. & Walsh, A., Oct 2016, In : APL Materials. 4, 10, 104809 .
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Projects per year
Applying Long-Lived Metastable States in Switchable Functionality via Kinetic Control of Molecular Assembly
1/11/12 → 30/04/18
Project: Research council
Shibuya, T. (Creator), Skelton, J. (Creator), Jackson, A. (Creator), Yasuoka, K. (Supervisor), Togo, A. (Researcher), Tanaka, I. (Supervisor), Walsh, A. (Project Leader) (2016). Data for "Suppression of lattice thermal conductivity by mass-conserving cation mutation in multi-component semiconductors". University of Bath. 10.15125/BATH-00219