Fragments From the History of the Invention of Bi2Те3 and its First Practical Uses

  • O.V. Nitsovich Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
  • M.V. Serbyn Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
Keywords: bismuth telluride, thermoelectricity, thermoelectric efficiency


The paper presents an analysis of information on the research and use of materials on the basis of Bi2Те3, as a thermoelectric material. It was established that Bi2Те3, as a thermoelectric material, was first investigated in 1905, and was practically applied in thermoelectric devices in the 1950s. The main tendencies of the current state of thermoelectric material science are determined.


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NitsovichO. and SerbynM. 2018. Fragments From the History of the Invention of Bi2Те3 and its First Practical Uses. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State. 19, 4 (Dec. 2018), 297-302. DOI:
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