Thermoelectric behavior of organic thin film nanocomposites (pages 119–123)
Gregory P. Moriarty, Sukanta De, Paul J. King, Umar Khan, Michael Via, Julia A. King, Jonathan N. Coleman and Jaime C. Grunlan
Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23186
Advances in thermoelectric polymer composites are bringing these materials closer to becoming competitive with traditional thermoelectrics. The electrical conductivity of these organic thin films can be increased with intrinsically conducting PEDOT:PSS as a stabilizer for single-walled carbon nanotubes. When the metallic conductivity of these films is combined with modest thermopower, these free-standing films exhibit relatively high power factors. Improved electrical conductivity is directly linked to improved thermoelectric efficiency.