Extremely high electron mobility in a phonon-glass semimetal

S. Ishiwata, Y. Shiomi, J. S. Lee, M. S. Bahramy, T. Suzuki, M. Uchida, R. Arita, Y. Taguchi, Y. Tokura

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The electron mobility is one of the key parameters that characterize the charge-carrier transport properties of materials, as exemplified by the quantum Hall effect as well as high-efficiency thermoelectric and solar energy conversions. For thermoelectric applications, introduction of chemical disorder is an important strategy for reducing the phonon-mediated thermal conduction, but is usually accompanied by mobility degradation. Here, we show a multilayered semimetal β-CuAgSe overcoming such a trade-off between disorder and mobility. The polycrystalline ingot shows a giant positive magnetoresistance and Shubnikov de Haas oscillations, indicative of a high-mobility small electron pocket derived from the Ag s-electron band. Ni doping, which introduces chemical and lattice disorder, further enhances the electron mobility up to 90,000 cm2V-1s-1 at 10 K, leading not only to a larger magnetoresistance but also a better thermoelectric figure of merit. This Ag-based layered semimetal with a glassy lattice is a new type of promising thermoelectric material suitable for chemical engineering.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)512-517
ページ数6
ジャーナルNature Materials
12
6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学

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