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I Question about thermal conductivity in thermoelectrics

  1. Jun 19, 2017 #1
    Does the phonon thermal conductivity account for a large part of the total thermal conductivity in thermoelectric materials like Bismuth Telluride?

    As far as I know, the phonon conductivity is the largest contributor to the total thermal conductivity in semiconductors. Is this still true for compound semiconductors like bismuth telluride that have somewhat large electrical conductivities?
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2017 #2
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