The PhD researcher Minghua Kong, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend her PhD thesis on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 12:00 pm at ICMAB.
Minghua Kong, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC
Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles, ICMAB-CSIC.
Thermoelectrics can directly realize the two-way conversion between electricity and heat and provide a promising approach to solve the global energy crisis. Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) is a promising organic thermoelectric material due to its intrinsically low thermal conductivity, high electric conductivity, transparency in the visible and solution processability.
In the present thesis we provide a comprehensive study on the optical and thermoelectric properties of PEDOT:PSS thin films. In particular, we focus on two relevant aspects: (i) the thickness dependent optical and thermal properties of PEDOT:PSS thin films, and (ii) the modification of their optical and thermoelectric properties through mixing with ZnO nanocrystals and graphene quantum dots.
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science PhD Programme
Complex refractive index components for different films of PEDOT:PSS (Aldrich 483095)