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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4211–4215

Dependence of oxygen content on transverse thermoelectric effect in tilted Bi2Sr2Co2Oy thin films

Guoying Yan, Zilong Bai, Shufang Wang, Liqing Sun, Jianglong Wang, and Guangsheng Fu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 19, pp. 4211-4215 (2014)

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The transverse thermoelectric (TE) effect has been investigated in c axis tilted Bi2Sr2Co2Oy thin films with different oxygen content. The film samples were fabricated by a chemical solution deposition method annealed under different atmospheres of O2, air, and N2, respectively. Open-circuit transverse voltage signals were observed when the surface of the films was heated by a pulsed laser as well as a continuous thermal source. With the increase of oxygen content in the films, the amplitude of the observed voltage signals increased while the response time decreased. The experimental results can be explained by a mechanism involving the transverse TE effect as well as the transport theory of TE materials.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2014
Published: June 27, 2014

Guoying Yan, Zilong Bai, Shufang Wang, Liqing Sun, Jianglong Wang, and Guangsheng Fu, "Dependence of oxygen content on transverse thermoelectric effect in tilted Bi2Sr2Co2Oy thin films," Appl. Opt. 53, 4211-4215 (2014)

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