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Chemical Tuning of Carrier Type and Concentration in a Homologous Series of Crystalline Chalcogenides

Schäfer, T and Konze, PM and Huyeng, JD and Deringer, VL and Lesieur, T and Müller, P and Morgenstern, M and Dronskowski, R and Wuttig, M (2017) Chemical Tuning of Carrier Type and Concentration in a Homologous Series of Crystalline Chalcogenides. Chemistry of Materials, 29. pp. 6749-6757. ISSN 0897-4756

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Abstract

Tellurium-based phase-change materials (PCMs) enable applications from optical and electronic data storage to thermoelectrics and plasmonics, which all demand precise control of electronic properties. These materials contain an unusually large number of vacancies: "stoichiometric" ones that stem from the chemical composition and "excess" vacancies that act like classical dopants. Here we show how both types of vacancies can be controlled independently in the solid solution Sn(Sb1-xBix)2Te4. We vary x in small steps over the entire compositional range and show that this has a profound effect on the material's electronic nature: remarkably, we observe a change from p- to n-type conduction at x ≈ 0.7, solely controlled by composition. Our findings lead to a new compositionally (that is, chemically) tunable materials platform that enables precise control of electrical properties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 01:18
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2021 00:48
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01595