Volume 130, Number 5, June 2020
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||03 July 2020|
Towards theoretical framework for probing the accuracy limit of electronic transport properties of SnSe2 using many-body calculations
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology University - Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
2 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Microscale Optical Information Technology, Chinese Engineering and Research Institute of Microelectronics, Shenzhen University 3688 Nanhai Ave., Shenzhen 518060, PRC
3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore - 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583, Singapore
Received: 11 February 2020
Accepted: 5 June 2020
A theoretical framework to investigate the accuracy limit of phonon-limited carrier mobility in intrinsic n-type SnSe2 has been developed by solving the Boltzmann transport equation based on ab initio calculated electron-phonon interactions. The electron-phonon coupling matrix elements have been computed using maximally localized Wannier functions and density functional perturbation theory. The intrinsic electron mobility of ∼ 8.75 cm2V-1s-1 has been achieved at 300 K, incorporating spin-orbit coupling, many-body quasiparticle corrections, and iterative solution of the Boltzmann transport equation using dense sampling of the Brillouin zone. The calculated intrinsic mobility is in close agreement with the experimental values. Furthermore, the electron mean-free path, electrical conductivity, and Seebeck coefficient have been calculated for SnSe2 under varying temperatures. The maximum mean-free path of 20 nm has been achieved for electrons at 300 K. This contribution provides a comprehensive method to investigate the transport properties and presents a framework towards the accuracy limit of prototypical SnSe2.
PACS: 72.10.-d – Theory of electronic transport; scattering mechanisms / 63.20.kd – Phonon-electron interactions / 71.15.-m – Methods of electronic structure calculations
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