What is it about?
Ionic thermoelectric (TE) materials can convert heat to useable electrical energy in energy storage devices. We have developed self-healable and stretchable ionic TE materials with excellent thermopower and ionic TE properties. This paper examines the relationship between ionic charge carrier concentration and ionic TE properties.
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Why is it important?
For the first time, we demonstrated self-healable organic-inorganic ionic TE material, delivering a thermopower of 17 mV/K, which can maintain ionic TE properties under repeated cutting-healing and stretching conditions. The incorporation of silicon dioxide nanoparticles increases charge carrier concentration by facilitating ion dissociation.
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This page is a summary of: Self‐Healable Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Thermoelectric Materials with Excellent Ionic Thermoelectric Properties, Advanced Energy Materials, December 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202103070.
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