Light-Driven Thermoelectric Conversion Based on a Carbon Nanotube–Ionic Liquid Gel Composite

Authors

  • Eijiro Miyako Dr.,

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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  • Hideya Nagata Dr.,

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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  • Ryoji Funahashi Dr.,

    1. Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan)
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  • Ken Hirano Dr.,

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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  • Takahiro Hirotsu Dr.

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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Abstract

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A photoinduced thermoelectric conversion system based on single-walled carbon nanotube–room temperature ionic liquid composite gels is reported. These new types of gel-based near-infrared laser-driven thermoelectric convertors generate high electrical energy.

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