This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B (23700568). We are grateful to Jun Akedo and So Baba (Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, AIST) for fruitful discussions about a TE module. We also thank Meijo Nano Carbon (Japan) for providing the multiwalled carbon nanotubes.
A Photo-Thermal-Electrical Converter Based On Carbon Nanotubes for Bioelectronic Applications†
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 51, pages 12266–12270, December 16, 2011
How to Cite
Miyako, E., Hosokawa, C., Kojima, M., Yudasaka, M., Funahashi, R., Oishi, I., Hagihara, Y., Shichiri, M., Takashima, M., Nishio, K. and Yoshida, Y. (2011), A Photo-Thermal-Electrical Converter Based On Carbon Nanotubes for Bioelectronic Applications. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 12266–12270. doi: 10.1002/anie.201106136
- Issue published online: 14 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Received: 30 AUG 2011
- Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B. Grant Number: 23700568
- energy conversion;
Electrifying! A device based on carbon nanotubes wrapped with poly(3-hexylthiophene) (and dispersed in poly(dimethylsiloxane)) sheets can effectively convert laser light into thermal energy and subsequently to electricity. The converter is flexible and extremely compact (see picture), and can be manipulated by using a laser that functions in the wavelength range that can be transmitted through living tissue.