Organic Electronics: Bulk Interpenetration Network of Thermoelectric Polymer in Insulating Supporting Matrix (Adv. Mater. 15/2014)

Authors

  • Guanghao Lu,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, P. R. China
    2. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    • State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Str. 5625, Changchun 130022 P. R. China

    Search for more papers by this author
  • Laju Bu,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Sijun Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, P. R. China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Xiaoniu Yang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, P. R. China
    • State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Str. 5625, Changchun 130022 P. R. China

    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

image

On Page 2359, X. Yang, G. Lu, and co-workers introduce a method to improve the thermoelectric properties of polymers, upon constructing an interpenetrating network of a thermoelectric polymer within an insulating polymer matrix. The local one-dimensional charge transport along the conductive network simultaneously leads to lower thermal conductivity and higher electrical conductivity without sacrificing the Seebeck coefficient. This work promotes a conjugated-/insulating-polymer blend towards its application in all-polymer artificial skin and temperature sensors.

Ancillary