Carbon Nanotube-Based Organic Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting
AbstractCarbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted much attention in developing high-performance, low-cost, flexible thermoelectric (TE) materials because of their great electrical and mechanical properties. Theory predicts that one-dimensional semiconductors have natural advantages in TE fields. During the past few decades, remarkable progress has been achieved in both theory and experiments. What is more important is that CNTs have shown desirable features for either n-type or p-type TE properties through specific strategies. Up to now, CNT‒polymer hybrids have held the record for TE performance in organic materials, which means they can potentially be used in high-performance TE applications and flexible electronic devices. In this review, we intend to focus on the intrinsic TE properties of both n-type and p-type CNTs and effective TE enhanced strategies. Furthermore, the current trends for developing CNT-based and CNT‒polymer-based high TE performance organic materials are discussed, followed by an overview of the relevant electronic structure‒TE property relationship. Finally, models for evaluating the TE properties are provided and a few representative samples of CNT‒polymer composites with high TE performance are highlighted. View Full-Text
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Wang, X.; Wang, H.; Liu, B. Carbon Nanotube-Based Organic Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting. Polymers 2018, 10, 1196.
Wang X, Wang H, Liu B. Carbon Nanotube-Based Organic Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting. Polymers. 2018; 10(11):1196.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Xiaodong; Wang, Hong; Liu, Bing. 2018. "Carbon Nanotube-Based Organic Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting." Polymers 10, no. 11: 1196.
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