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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(1): 016203    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/abaf9d

Insights into the physical properties and anisotropic nature of ErPdBi with an appearance of low minimum thermal conductivity

S K Mitro1, R Majumder2,†, K M Hossain3, Md Zahid Hasan4, Md Emran Hossain2, and M A Hadi5
1 Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University, Jamalpur- 2012, Bangladesh; 2 Physics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna- 9208, Bangladesh; 3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi- 6205, Bangladesh; 4 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Islamic University Chittagong, Kumira, Chittagong- 4318, Bangladesh; 5 Department of Physics, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, 6205, Bangladesh
Abstract  We theoretically study the structural, elastic and optical properties of ErPdBi together with its anisotropic behaviors using density functional theory. It is observed that ErPdBi satisfies the Born stability criteria nicely and possesses high quality of machinability. The anisotropic behavior of ErPdBi is reported with the help of theoretical anisotropy indices incorporating 3D graphical presentation, which suggests that ErPdBi is highly anisotropic in nature. It is noticed that the minimum thermal conductivity is very low for ErPdBi compared to the several species. This low value of minimum thermal conductivity introduces the potentiality of ErPdBi in high-temperature applications such as thermal barrier coatings. In addition, deep optical insights of ErPdBi reveal that our material can be used in different optoelectronic and electronic device applications ranging from organic light-emitting diodes, solar panel efficiency, waveguides etc. to integration of integrated circuits. Therefore, we believe that our results will provide a new insight into high-temperature applications and will benefit for the development of promising optoelectric devices as well.
Keywords:  ErPdBi      minimum thermal conductivity      anisotropy      density functional theory (DFT)  
Revised:  12 August 2020      Published:  17 December 2020
PACS:  62.20.Dc  
  78.20.Ci (Optical constants (including refractive index, complex dielectric constant, absorption, reflection and transmission coefficients, emissivity))  
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S K Mitro, R Majumder, K M Hossain, Md Zahid Hasan, Md Emran Hossain, and M A Hadi Insights into the physical properties and anisotropic nature of ErPdBi with an appearance of low minimum thermal conductivity 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 016203

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