Anisotropic carrier transport properties in layered cobaltate epitaxial films grown by reactive solid-phase epitaxy

Kenji Sugiura, Hiromichi Ohta, Shin Ichi Nakagawa, Rong Huang, Yuichi Ikuhara, Kenji Nomura, Hideo Hosono, Kunihito Koumoto

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    Abstract

    Herein we report the anisotropic carrier transport properties of a layered cobaltate, Nax CoO2 epitaxial film grown on the m -plane of an α -Al2 O3 substrate using reactive solid-phase epitaxy. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed that Nax CoO2 was heteroepitaxially grown with the CoO2 conducting planes inclined by ∼43° against the α -Al2 O3 substrate surface. The electrical resistivity parallel to the CoO2 planes was ∼1/5 of the perpendicular one, but the parallel Seebeck coefficient was about twice as large as the perpendicular one. Hence, a higher thermoelectric efficiency in the cobaltates can be obtained within the CoO2 planes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number152105
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume94
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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