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Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 2649–2655 | Cite as

Structural and Thermoelectric Properties of Optically Transparent Thin Films Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

  • I. A. TambasovEmail author
  • A. S. Voronin
  • N. P. Evsevskaya
  • M. N. Volochaev
  • Yu. V. Fadeev
  • A. S. Krylov
  • A. S. Aleksandrovskii
  • A. V. Luk’yanenko
  • S. R. Abelyan
  • E. V. Tambasova
SURFACE PHYSICS AND THIN FILMS
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Abstract

Thin films have been produced via a spray method from commercially available single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). A SWCNT film thickness has ranged from ~10 to ~80 nm. The SWCNT diameter has accepted values of 1.6–1.8 nm. The existence of SWCNTs longer than 10 μm is established. The optimal thickness of a SWCNT thin film is found to be ~15 nm at which the transmittance exceeds 85%. The specific resistance of SWCNT thin films goes from ~1.5 × 10–3 to ~3 × 10–3 Ohm cm at room temperature. The pioneering study of the temperature dependences of the Seebeck coefficient and surface resistance is performed for this type of SWCNT. A surface resistance is found to increase with rising temperature. Furthermore, the Seebeck coefficient of SWCNT thin films weakly depends on temperature. Its value for all samples is evaluated to be ~40 μV/K. According to the sign of the Seebeck coefficient, thin films exhibit hole-type conductivity. Moreover, the power factor of a 15-nm thin SWCNT-film decreases with a temperature increase to 140◦C from the value of approximately ~120 to ~60 μW m–1 K–2. A further rise in temperature has led to a gain in the power factor.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project no. 17-72-10079).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Tambasov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Voronin
    • 2
  • N. P. Evsevskaya
    • 3
  • M. N. Volochaev
    • 1
    • 4
  • Yu. V. Fadeev
    • 5
  • A. S. Krylov
    • 1
  • A. S. Aleksandrovskii
    • 1
    • 5
  • A. V. Luk’yanenko
    • 1
    • 5
  • S. R. Abelyan
    • 1
  • E. V. Tambasova
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesKransoyarskRussia
  2. 2.Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesKransoyarskRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesKransoyarskRussia
  4. 4.Siberian State University of Sciences and TechnologiesKrasnoyarskRussia
  5. 5.Siberian Federal UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia

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