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  Thermovoltaic Effect in Thin-Film Samarium-Sulfide

Thermovoltaic Effect in Thin-Film Samarium-Sulfide-Based Structures

V. V. Kaminskiy and M. M. Kazanin

Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 194021 Russia

Revised October 20, 2007

Abstract-We report the first observation of a thermovoltaic effect in thin films of samarium sulfide (SmS). According to this, a voltage of ~1.1 V appeared in a thin-film SmS-based sandwich structure heated to temper­atures in the 360-428 K interval.

PACS numbers: 72.15.Jf, 73.40.Sx

DOI: 10.1134/S1063785008040263



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