Interfacial Thermal Contact Conductance inside the Graphene–Bi2Te3 Heterostructure

Kyung Rok Pyun, Kenneth David Kihm, Sosan Cheon, Hong Goo Kim, Woomin Lee, Gyumin Lim, Woorim Lee, Sung Jin Kim, Mi Kyung Han, Seung Hwan Ko

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Abstract

Graphene–Bi2Te3, a graphene-based compound with a metal/metalloid heterostructure, is recently discovered to be a potentially novel thermoelectric material, demonstrating unprecedently enhanced thermoelectric efficiencies. The interfacial thermal transport must play an important role in determining the thermoelectric performance of this heterostructure. In particular, the interfacial thermal contact conductance (Gc) must be known in order to correctly elaborate the thermoelectric performances of graphene–Bi2Te3. Furthermore, the large nonlinear optoelectric response of this heterostructure redefines both the graphene thermal conductivity (kg) and its optical absorbance (Ag). A significantly suppressed Ag is predicted as low as 0.86% from its nominal value of 2.72% when suspended, from the transfer matrix calculations based on the Fresnel principle. Both Gc and kg are simultaneously determined from the optothermal Raman thermometry by duplexing the Raman data sets using two different objective magnifications (20× and 100×), which allows for the matching of the number of unknowns (Gc and kg) with the corresponding two Raman data sets. The thermal properties of Gc and kg for the graphene–Bi2Te3 heterostructure are first determined as 3.455 ± 0.619 × 106 W m−2 K−1 and 440.124 ± 76.265 W m−1 K−1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900275
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Volume6
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • bismuth telluride
  • graphene
  • heterostructure
  • optical absorption
  • thermal conductivity
  • thermal contact conductance

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