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Bulk Interpenetration Network of Thermoelectric Polymer in Insulating Supporting Matrix

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Thermoelectric properties of conjugated polymers are found to improve upon homogeneously distributing conjugated polymer into an insulating supporting matrix. The local one-dimensional charge transport along the interpenetration conductive network simultaneously leads to lower thermal conductivity, higher electrical conductivity without sacrifice of Seebeck coefficient, and thus a higher figure of merit ZT, as compared with neat conjugated polymer.

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