DFT based study on structural stability and transport properties of Sr3AsN: A potential thermoelectric material

30 Oct 2018  ·  Haque Enamul, Hossain M. Anwar ·

Antiperovskite materials are well known for their high thermoelectric performance and gained huge research interest. Here, we report the structural stability and transport properties of Sr$_3$AsN from a precise first-principles study... The calculated equilibrium lattice parameters are in a good agreement with the available data. We find that Sr$_3$AsN is a mechanically, energetically and dynamically stable at ambient condition. Our calculated electronic structure indicates that it is a direct bandgap semiconductor, with a value ~1.2 eV. Sr-4d and N-2p orbitals mainly formulate the direct bandgap. This antiperovskite possesses a high Seebeck coefficient. Although its lattice thermal conductivity is comparatively low, electronic thermal conductivity is very high. The calculated maximum TE figure of merit is 0.75 at 700 K, indicating that it is a potential material for thermoelectric applications. read more

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