Advanced PEDOT Thermoelectric Materials Book

Advanced PEDOT Thermoelectric Materials

  • Author : Fengxing Jiang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232279

Advanced PEDOT Thermoelectric Materials Excerpt :

PEDOT is currently the most widely used polymeric material in research and development. Over the past 10 years, PEDOT has been investigated for potential organic thermoelectric applications because of its superior thermoelectric and mechanical properties compared with other conductive polymers. However, many challenges remain to be solved before it is translated into key technologies. Advanced PEDOT Thermoelectric Materials summarizes current progress and the challenges of PEDOT thermoelectric materials, while clarifying directions for future development. This book provides a comprehensive overview of chemical, physical, and technical information about this organic thermoelectric polymer. The authors also give details about the theoretical basis of PEDOT, including preparation and characterization, and its development as a high-performance thermoelectric material. Provides an overview of techniques to optimize the thermoelectric performance of PEDOT materials. Introduces the fundamentals of PEDOT, including material synthesis, characterization, preparation, thermal transport, and more. Discusses emerging applications in thermoelectric devices and future directions.

Flexible Thermoelectric Polymers and Systems Book

Flexible Thermoelectric Polymers and Systems

  • Author : Jianyong Ouyang
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 111955070X

Flexible Thermoelectric Polymers and Systems Excerpt :

Flexible Thermoelectric Polymers and Systems Comprehensive review of the rapidly evolving field of flexible thermoelectric polymers Flexible Thermoelectric Polymers and Systems delivers an expansive exploration of the most recent developments in flexible thermoelectric polymers and composites, as well as their applications in thermoelectric generators and Peltier coolers. The book focuses on novel designs and applications of technologies such as low-dimensional thermoelectric materials and how the latest advances have begun to overcome problems including poor mechanical flexibility and high fabrication costs. The book begins with a review of the fundamentals of thermoelectric materials, including discussions of the properties of thermoelectric materials, the Seebeck, Peltier, and Thomson effects, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and thermoelectric generators, cooling, and sensors. It goes on to discuss more advanced developments in the field, such as flexible thermoelectric plastics and the thermoelectric properties of conducting polymers with ionic conductors. The book also includes: Thorough introductions to thermoelectric materials and systems, as well as the chemistry and physics of intrinsically conductive polymers Comprehensive explorations of thermoelectric PEDOTs, p-type thermoelectric polymers, and N-type thermoelectric polymers Practical discussions of thermoelectric composites of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and nanomaterials In-depth examinations of polymer composites of inorganic thermoelectric semiconductors Perfect for academic and industrial researchers and engineers in physics, materials science, chemistry, and engineering, Flexible Thermoelectric Polymers and Systems is also an indispensable resource for graduate students and early-career professionals working in those fields.

Organic Thermoelectric Materials Book

Organic Thermoelectric Materials

  • Author : Zhiqun Lin
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2019-10-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788019163

Organic Thermoelectric Materials Excerpt :

Thermoelectric materials have received a great deal of attention in energy-harvesting and cooling applications, primarily due to their intrinsic low cost, energy efficient and eco-friendly nature. The past decade has witnessed heretofore-unseen advances in organic-based thermoelectric materials and devices. This title summarises the significant progress that has been made in the molecular design, physical characterization, and performance optimization of organic thermoelectric materials, focusing on effective routes to minimize thermal conductivity and maximize power factor. Featuring a series of state-of-the-art strategies for enhancing the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) of organic thermoelectricity, and highlighting cutting-edge concepts to promote the performance of organic thermoelectricity, chapters will strengthen the exploration of new high-ZT thermoelectric materials and their potential applications. With contributions from leading worldwide authors, Organic Thermoelectric Materials will appeal to graduate students as well as academic and industrial researchers across chemistry, materials science, physics and engineering interested in the materials and their applications.

Thermoelectrics for Power Generation Book

Thermoelectrics for Power Generation

  • Author : Mikhail Nikitin
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2016-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535128458

Thermoelectrics for Power Generation Excerpt :

Thermoelectrics for Power Generation - A Look at Trends in the Technology is the first part of the InTech collection of international community works in the field of thermoelectric power generation. The authors from many counties have presented in this book their achievements and vision for the future development in different aspects of thermoelectric power generation. Remarkably, this hot topic unites together efforts of researchers and engineers from all continents of our planet. The reader will find in the book a lot of new interesting information concerning prospective materials for thermoelectric generators, both inorganic and organic; results of theoretical studies of materials characteristics; novel methods and apparatus for measuring performance of thermoelectric materials and devices; and thermoelectric power generator simulation, modeling, design, and practice.

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Book

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

  • Author : Iris Nandhakumar
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782623236

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Excerpt :

Authoritative account of recent developments in thermoelectric materials and devices for power energy harvesting applications, ideal for researchers and industrialists in materials science.



  • Author : Andreas Elschner
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 1420069128

PEDOT Excerpt :

The unparalleled large-scale commercial application of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), otherwise known as PEDOT, continues to fuel a need for literature about it that is concise, easily available, but sufficiently comprehensive. Designed to meet the requirements of readers from different areas of expertise and experience with the substance, PEDOT: Principles and Applications of an Intrinsically Conductive Polymer provides a comprehensive overview of chemical, physical, and technical information about this preeminent and most forwardly developed electrically conductive polymer. An indispensable resource for researchers, developers, and users of PEDOT—written by the researchers who succeeded in commercializing it A necessary response to the massive interest—as well as patents and papers—spawned by PEDOT, this handbook provides basic knowledge and explores technical applications, based on information generated by universities and academic research, as well as by industrial scientists. Available in various formulations and conductivities, this versatile PEDOT can be adapted for the needs and specific industrial applications of its different users. Although valuable information exists in handbooks on polythiophene chemistry and physics, under which PEDOT falls, until now, few if any books have focused exclusively on this important conducting polymer—certainly not one that so completely elucidates both its experimental and practical aspects. This book: Begins with a brief history of conducting polymers and polythiophenes Describes the invention of PEDOT and its commercial outgrowth, PEDOT:PSS Emphasizes key technical and commercial aspects and usage of PEDOT and how they have stimulated scientific research in a wide range of fields Explains the chemical and physical background for PEDOT in terms of its primary use and incorporation in products including cellular phones and flat panel displays Valuable for readers at any level of familiarity with PEDOT, this one-

Nanogenerators in Korea Book

Nanogenerators in Korea

  • Author : Dukhyun Choi
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-02-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038976226

Nanogenerators in Korea Excerpt :

Fossil fuels leaded the 21st century industrial revolution but caused some critical problems such as exhaustion of resources and global warming. Also, current power plants require too much high cost and long time for establishment and facilities to provide electricity. Thus, developing new power production systems with environmental friendliness and low-cost is critical global needs. There are some emerging energy harvesting technologies such as thermoelectric, piezoelectric, and triboelectric nanogenerators, which have great advantages on eco-friendly low-cost materials, simple fabrication, and various operating sources. Since the introduction of various energy harvesting technologies, many novel designs and applications as power suppliers and physical sensors in the world have been demonstrated based on their unique advantages. In this Special Issue, we would like to address and share basic approaches, new designs, and industrial applications related to thermoelectric, piezoelectric, and triboelectric devices which are on-going in Korea. With this Special Issue, we aim to promote fundamental understanding and to find novel ways to achieve industrial product manufacturing for energy harvesters.

Polymer Materials for Energy and Electronic Applications Book

Polymer Materials for Energy and Electronic Applications

  • Author : Huisheng Peng
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128110928

Polymer Materials for Energy and Electronic Applications Excerpt :

Polymer Materials for Energy and Electronic Applications is among the first books to systematically describe the recent developments in polymer materials and their electronic applications. It covers the synthesis, structures, and properties of polymers, along with their composites. In addition, the book introduces, and describes, four main kinds of electronic devices based on polymers, including energy harvesting devices, energy storage devices, light-emitting devices, and electrically driving sensors. Stretchable and wearable electronics based on polymers are a particular focus and main achievement of the book that concludes with the future developments and challenges of electronic polymers and devices. Provides a basic understanding on the structure and morphology of polymers and their electronic properties and applications Highlights the current applications of conducting polymers on energy harvesting and storage Introduces the emerging flexible and stretchable electronic devices Adds a new family of fiber-shaped electronic devices

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Book

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

  • Author : Lidong Chen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128184141

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Excerpt :

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices summarizes the latest research achievements over the past 20 years of thermoelectric material and devices, most notably including new theory and strategies of thermoelectric materials design and the new technology of device integration. The book's author has provided a bridge between the knowledge of basic physical/chemical principles and the fabrication technology of thermoelectric materials and devices, providing readers with research and development strategies for high performance thermoelectric materials and devices. It will be a vital resource for graduate students, researchers and technologists working in the field of energy conversion and the development of thermoelectric devices. Discusses the new theory and methods of thermoelectric materials design Combines scientific principles, along with synthesis and fabrication technologies in thermoelectric materials Presents the design optimization and interface technology for thermoelectric devices Introduces thermoelectric polymers and organic-inorganic thermoelectric composites

Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Thermogalvanic Cells Book

Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Thermogalvanic Cells

  • Author : Kosala Wijeratne
  • Publisher : Linköping University Electronic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 9789176851562

Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Thermogalvanic Cells Excerpt :

Fossil fuels are still the dominant (ca. 80%) energy source in our society. A significant fraction is used to generate electricity with a heat engine possessing an efficiency of approximately 35%. Therefore, about 65% of fossil fuel energy is wasted in heat. Other primary heat sources include solar and geothermal energies that can heat up solid and fluids up to 150°C. The growing demand and severe environmental impact of energy systems provide an impetus for effective management and harvesting solutions dealing with waste heat. A promising way to use waste heat is to directly convert thermal energy into electrical energy by thermoelectric generators (TEGs). Solid state TEGs are electronic devices that generate electrical power due to the thermo-diffusion of electronic charge carriers in the semiconductor upon application of the thermal field. However, there is another type of thermoelectric device that has been much less investigated; this is the thermogalvanic cell (TGCs). The TGC is an electrochemical device that consists of the electrolyte solution including a reversible redox couple sandwiched between two electrodes. In our study, we focus on iron-based organometallic molecules in aqueous electrolyte. A temperature difference (???) between the electrodes promotes a difference in the electrode potentials [???(??)]. Since the electrolyte contains a redox couple acting like electronic shuttle between the two electrodes, power can be generated when the two electrodes are submitted to a temperature difference. The focus of this thesis is (i) to investigate the possibility to use conducting polymer electrodes for thermogalvanic cells as an alternative to platinum and carbon-based electrodes, (ii) to investigate the role of viscosity of the electrolyte in order to consider polymer electrolytes, (iii) to understand the mechanisms limiting the electrical power output in TGCs; and (iv) to understand the fundamentals of the electron transfer taking place at the interface

Flexible and Stretchable Electronics Book

Flexible and Stretchable Electronics

  • Author : Seung Hwan Ko
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-07-04
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038424369

Flexible and Stretchable Electronics Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Flexible and Stretchable Electronics" that was published in Micromachines

Conjugated Polyelectrolytes Book

Conjugated Polyelectrolytes

  • Author : Bin Liu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-08-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527655724

Conjugated Polyelectrolytes Excerpt :

This is the first monograph to specifically focus on fundamentals and applications of polyelectrolytes, a class of molecules that gained substantial interest due to their unique combination of properties. Combining both features of organic semiconductors and polyelectrolytes, they offer a broad field for fundamental research as well as applications to analytical chemistry, optical imaging, and opto-electronic devices. The initial chapters introduce readers to the synthesis, optical and electrical properties of various conjugated polyelectrolytes. This is followed by chapters on the applications of these materials in optical sensing and imaging with emphasis on biological systems, while the final section addresses the emerging applications of conjugated polyelectrolytes in optoelectronic devices, concluding with an in-depth discussion of structure-property relationship. The editors and contributors are all pioneers and experts in this expanding field. This monograph is not only for chemists, materials scientists, and physicists, but also a unique source of knowledge for readers with scientific background interested in polyelectrolytes.

Soft Actuators Book

Soft Actuators

  • Author : Kinji Asaka
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-08-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811368509

Soft Actuators Excerpt :

This book is the second edition of Soft Actuators, originally published in 2014, with 12 chapters added to the first edition. The subject of this new edition is current comprehensive research and development of soft actuators, covering interdisciplinary study of materials science, mechanics, electronics, robotics, and bioscience. The book includes contemporary research of actuators based on biomaterials for their potential in future artificial muscle technology. Readers will find detailed and useful information about materials, methods of synthesis, fabrication, and measurements to study soft actuators. Additionally, the topics of materials, modeling, and applications not only promote the further research and development of soft actuators, but bring benefits for utilization and industrialization. This volume makes generous use of color figures, diagrams, and photographs that provide easy-to-understand descriptions of the mechanisms, apparatus, and motions of soft actuators. Also, in this second edition the chapters on modeling, materials design, and device design have been given a wider scope and made easier to comprehend, which will be helpful in practical applications of soft actuators. Readers of this work can acquire the newest technology and information about basic science and practical applications of flexible, lightweight, and noiseless soft actuators, which differ from conventional mechanical engines and electric motors. This new edition of Soft Actuators will inspire readers with fresh ideas and encourage their research and development, thus opening up a new field of applications for the utilization and industrialization of soft actuators.

Functional Tactile Sensors Book

Functional Tactile Sensors

  • Author : Ye Zhou
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128209127

Functional Tactile Sensors Excerpt :

Functional Tactile Sensors: Materials, Devices and Integrations focuses on the subject of novel materials design and device integration of tactile sensors for functional applications. The book addresses the design, materials characteristics, device operation principles, specialized device application and mechanisms of the latest reported tactile sensors. The emphasis of the book lies in the materials science aspects of tactile sensors—understanding the relationship between material properties and device performance. It will be an ideal resource for researchers working in materials science, engineering and physics. Includes the latest advances and recent developments in tactile sensors for artificial intelligence applications Reviews the relationship between materials properties and device performance Addresses materials and device design strategies for targeted sensing applications

Polarons And Bipolarons Book

Polarons And Bipolarons

  • Author : Alexandrov A S
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 1996-01-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811209437

Polarons And Bipolarons Excerpt :

The properties of self-localized carriers on a lattice are described at a fairly basic level with an emphasis on modern developments in the theory of strong-coupling superconductivity. Large and small polarons and bipolarons provide a number of new physical phenomena both in the normal and superconducting states. The physics of high temperature superconductors is described and explained.