Flexible thermoelectric materials and devices: From materials to applications

Zhang, Li and Shi, Xiao-Lei ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0905-2547 and Yang, Yan-Ling and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 (2021) Flexible thermoelectric materials and devices: From materials to applications. Materials Today. pp. 1-47. ISSN 1369-7021


Abstract

With the ever-growing development of multifunctional and miniature electronics, the exploring of high-power microwatt-milliwatt self-charging technology is highly essential. Flexible thermoelectric materials and devices, utilizing small temperature difference to generate electricity, exhibit great potentials to provide the continuous power supply for wearable and implantable electronics. In this review, we summarize the recent progress of flexible thermoelectric materials, including conducting polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid composites, and fully inorganic materials. The strategies and approaches for enhancing the thermoelectric properties of different flexible materials are detailed overviewed. Besides, we highlight the advanced strategies for the design of mechanical robust flexible thermoelectric devices. In the end, we point out the challenges and outlook for the future development of flexible thermoelectric materials and devices.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 01:51
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible thermoelectric materials; flexible thermoelectric devices
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2021.02.016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41613

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