The thermoelectric generator has been an attractive alternative power source to operate a wireless sensor node. Usually, inorganic compounds are most often used in thermoelectric devices, and hence, are extensively studied due to their superior thermoelectric performance. We have investigated a novel interfacial technique to fabricate a hybrid film of highly conductive PEDOT:PSS (poly 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) and graphene. Organic materials PEDOT doped with PSS exhibits outstanding electrical properties due to its high conductivity, low bandgap, and energy migration. Furthermore, we utilized graphene fabricated by rapid thermal chemical vapor deposition (RTCVD) as a thermoelectric material. Our results show that the interfacial technique between substrate and hybrid film could be clearly improved due to the UV plasma treatment. The thermoelectric hybrid film of PEDOT:PSS and RTCVD graphene (P/RTG) exhibited an enhanced power factor of 56.28 μW m-1 K-2 with a Seebeck coefficient of 54.0 μV K-1.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering