Advances in conducting polymer-based thermoelectric materials and devices

Cao, Tianyi and Shi, Xiao-Lei ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0905-2547 and Zou, Jin and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 (2021) Advances in conducting polymer-based thermoelectric materials and devices. Microstructures, 1:2021007. pp. 1-33.

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Abstract

Conducting polymer-based thermoelectric materials are considered the most promising candidates for applying to wearable thermoelectric devices because of their high electrical conductivities, flexibility, stability, and low-toxicity features. Therefore, a timely review is needed to comprehensively overview their most recent progress in the last few years, considering the rapid development of thermoelectric conducting polymers. In this work, we carefully summarize recent advances in thermoelectric conducting polymers from aspects of their mechanisms, synthesis, micro/nanostructures, mechanical/thermoelectric properties, and related functional devices. A few state-of-the-art thermoelectric conducting polymers, including poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)poly(styrenesulfonate), poly(3-hexylthiophene), polyaniline, and polypyrrole, are highlighted in detail. In the end, we point out the challenges, controversies, and outlooks of conducting polymers for future thermoelectric applications.


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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2021. Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, for any purpose, even commercially, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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: 19 Oct 2021 23:48
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermoelectric, conducting polymer, synthesis, performance, device
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: doi:10.20517/microstructures.2021.06
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43880

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