A Review on Topological Insulator: Bismuth Selenide (Bi2Se3) Material and Thin Films

Harsha Sharma*, Yogesh Chandra Sharma**
* Department of Physics, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur, 303012, Rajasthan, India.
** Department of Physics, Kanoria P.G College, Jaipur, 302017, Rajasthan, India.
Periodicity:April - June'2020
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.8.1.15879


Nowadays, a lot of research is on the way to reuse or convert the energy losses. In recent years the most problem in any device is energy loss in the form of waste heat. Thermoelectric materials are a good choice to get rid of this problem. Researchers are more interested in thermoelectric materials because of their thermoelectric effect that is the conversion of energy between thermal and electricity. The present invention provides a thermoelectric material that has high thermoelectric power and high figure of merit, which can be used in thermoelectric power sources. Therefore the current work is carried out on the principle of thermoelectric materials, its performance and their applications. Bismuth Selenide is a good thermoelectric material and a topological insulator. Bismuth selenide thin films are widely used in thermoelectric devices, which can generate electricity from unused heat. This study explores the preparation of Bismuth Selenide thin films by various methods. This review work observes the effects on thin film by taking different types of substrate. It has therefore been concluded that better results will be achieved by new experimental works on different parameters of Bismuth Selenide material and their thin films.


Bismuth Selenide, Figure of Merit, Thin Films, Thermoelectric Material (TE), Topological Insulator.

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Sharma, H., and Sharma, Y. C. (2020). A Review on Topological Insulator: Bismuth Selenide (Bi2se3) Material and Thin Films. i-manager's Journal on Material Science, 8(1), 45-53. https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.8.1.15879


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