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dc.contributor.advisor Sedky, Sherif Abdel Aziz, Ahmed 2012-12-17T14:00:24Z 2012-12-17T16:03:47Z 2008 Spring 2012-12-17
dc.description.abstract The world wide research interest in Bismuth Telluride thin films is due to the fact that they are the most commonly efficient thermoelectric materials at temperatures as low as room temperature, which is typically suitable for implementing such thin films through the fabrication of miniaturized thermoelectric generators and human body energy scavengers. This work aims to characterize various Bismuth Telluride -based thin films deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition technique in order to optimize their thermoelectric performance represented in their thermoelectric figures of merit. This has been achieved by investigating the electrical and thermoelectric properties of the deposited thin films as well as studying the structural properties of such thin films that is necessary for future micromachining and fabrication of energy scavengers; the results of this effort are really promising. The first chapter is an introductory overview concerning thermoelectric effects and thermoelectric generators. The second chapter deals with the different deposition techniques and the reasoning behind the employment of PLD to deposit Bismuth Telluride thin films. The third chapter includes some of Bismuth Telluride chemical and physical properties in addition to a literature survey of what other groups have already achieved concerning this material. The fourth chapter covers all the experiments and includes the results of this work. Finally, the fifth chapter includes the summary, conclusion and recommendation for future progress in this topic. en
dc.format.extent 118 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Pulsed laser deposition en
dc.subject Tellurium compounds en
dc.subject Bismuth en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.title Pulsed laser deposition of Bismuth Telluride compounds for human body energy scavengers en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Physics en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Physics en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sedky, Sherif

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