Comparison of thermoelectric properties of sorted and unsorted semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube free-standing sheets

Angana Borah, Wenxin Huang, Taiki Ishii, Ryohei Yamaguchi, Emi Honjo, Naoki Tanaka, Tsuyohiko Fujigaya

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Abstract

Semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (s-SWCNTs) are promising materials for thermoelectric generation (TEG) because of their large theoretical Seebeck coefficient (S). In this study, to discuss superiority of s-SWCNTs for TEG devices, thermoelectric properties of free-standing s-SWCNT sheets were compared with unsorted SWCNT sheets. To obtain the highest power density, the films were doped with triethyloxonium hexachloroantimonate and 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazole as the hole and electron dopants, respectively. The doped s-SWCNT sheets exhibited higher S but lower electrical conductivity than those of the unsorted SWCNT sheets. Consequently, the power factor of the s-SWCNT sheets was lower than that of the unsorted SWCNT sheets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121004
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume61
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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