Electronic Structure Properties of ATe and A2Te (A: Cu, Ag and Cd)

  • T. Premkumar
  • J. Mani
  • G. Anbalagan
  • R. VidyaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


Efficient renewable energy generation and storage are very essential for sustainable growth on the world. New methods and materials have to be developed to convert the renewable energy into other forms of energy. This is achieved by exploring the properties of materials, which can be used in the process of energy conversion. Energy generation from waste heat using functional materials known as thermoelectric materials is receiving wide attention recently. In order to understand the properties of thermoelectric materials, we explored the electronic structure properties of ATe and A2Te (A: Cu, Ag and Cd). Among them AgTe and CdTe are exhibiting suitable electronic properties, making them as potential thermoelectric materials.


Semiconductors Thermoelectric materials Electronic structure Density of states 



The authors acknowledge Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India for providing financial support through the project SB/FTP/PS-009/2014 under the DST-Young Scientist Scheme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear PhysicsUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia

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