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Paper   IPM / Physic / 16048
School of Physics
  Title:   Tuning thermoelectric efficiency of polyaniline sheet by strain engineering
1.  S. Izadi Vishkayi
2.  M. Bagheri Tagani
  Status:   To Appear
  Journal: J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.
  Supported by:  IPM
Two-dimensional polyaniline monolayer (C3N) has been recently synthesized as an indirect band gap semiconductor with high electron mobility. We investigate electrical and thermal properties of C3N sheet by a combination of density functional theory and Green function formalism. A tensile strain along zigzag direction can drive a transition from indirect to direct semiconductor, whereas the sheet transits from a semiconductor to a metal under compressive strain. Thermoelectric efficiency of unstrained C3N sheet is higher in p-doping, and its maximum value is obtained when the transport is along zigzag direction. A reduction in the figure of merit is found upon applying strain independent from its direction. To overcome the reduction, we show that when the electrical transport and strain are perpendicular to each other, thermoelectric efficiency of the C3N sheet can be significantly raised dependent on the kind of strain (tensile or compression). Results predict the potential application of C3N sheet in thermoelectric and optoelectronic industry by strain engineering

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