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Thermoelectric Materials Based on Lead Telluride and Prospects for their Practical Application

Yuriy Pavlovskyy* and Nadiya Pavlovska

Published: 20 February, 2024 | Volume 7 - Issue 1 | Pages: 016-018

Lead telluride (PbTe) is considered one of the most promising materials in thermoelectrics due to its unique thermoelectric properties. This semiconductor exhibits a high thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) in certain temperature ranges, making it highly effective for converting heat energy into electricity. Additionally, PbTe is characterized by stability and low thermal conductivity, which further enhances the efficiency of thermoelectric devices. Another advantage of using PbTe is its relative affordability and high availability of raw materials. This makes it attractive for manufacturing mass thermoelectric devices such as thermoelectric modules for automobiles, industrial thermoelectric generators, heat recirculation, and others. The paper provides a review of works and an analysis of general approaches to semiconductor thermoelectric materials, including lead telluride.

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Keywords:

Thermoelectric materials; Lead telluride; Thermoelectric figure of merit

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