Thermoelectric properties of n-type C60 thin films and their application in organic thermovoltaic devices

Mao Sumino, Kentaro Harada, Masaaki Ikeda, Saburo Tanaka, Koji Miyazaki, Chihaya Adachi

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The high performance of n-type organic thin-film thermoelectric elements utilizing a bilayer structure composed of C60 and Cs 2CO3 was demonstrated. By employing an underlying layer, the electrical conductivity and the power factor of the n-type thermoelectric elements were significantly improved, and a maximum power factor of 20.5 W m-1 K-2 at room temperature was demonstrated. In addition, an organic p-n prototype thermovoltaic device was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093308
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 29 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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