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
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