Completely Organic Multilayer Thin Film with Thermoelectric Power Factor Rivaling Inorganic Tellurides Academic Article uri icon


  • DOI: 10.1002/adma. 201405738 graphene, along with intrinsically conducting polymers such as polyaniline (PANi), have shown reasonably good electrical transport and are very promising candidates.[12] The best TE nanocomposites require graphene and/or nanotubes to be well dispersed in a polymer matrix, but it is very difficult to homogenously disperse through simple mixing,[13] one-pot fabrication,[14] creation of porous core/shell nanocomposites,[15] or polymer emulsions.[16] In some cases, a template-directed in situ polymerization is an effective method to construct well-dispersed polymer/organic nanocomposites, but the obtained TE performance is far below that of inorganic-based composites.[17] In this regard, layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly offers several advantages over other fabrication methods for ordered thin films. LbL assembly is a simple and versatile …

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  • April 7, 2015