Field-effect modulation of the thermoelectric characteristics of silicon nanowires on plastic substrates

Jinyong Choi, Youngin Jeon, Kyoungah Cho, Sangsig Kim

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In this study, we demonstrate the substantial enhancement of the thermoelectric power factors of silicon nanowires (SiNWs) on plastic substrates achievable by field-effect modulation. The Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity are adjusted by varying the charge carrier concentration via electrical modulation with a gate voltage in the 0 to 5 range, thus enhancing the power factors from 2.08 to 935 μW K-2m-1) for n-type SiNWs, and from 453 to 944 μW K-2 m-1) for p-type SiNWs. The electrically modulated thermoelectric characteristics of SiNWs are analyzed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number485401
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 31

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Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grants funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (NRF-2013R1A2A1A03070750, NRF- 2015R1A2A1A15055437, NRF-2015R1A5A7037674), and the Brain Korea 21 Plus Project in 2016.

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© 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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  • Si nanowires
  • field-effect
  • power factor
  • thermoelectric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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