|Title||Varying the ionic functionalities of conjugated polyelectrolytes leads to both p- and n-type carbon nanotube composites for flexible thermoelectrics|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||C.K. Mai, B. Russ, S.L. Fronk, N. Hu, M.B. Chan-Park, J.J. Urban, R.A. Segalman, M.L. Chabinyc, and G.C. Bazan|
|Journal||ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE|
Single-walled carbon nanotubes can be selectively doped by conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) to form either p- or n-type composites. The selectivity of charge-transfer doping is found to be dictated by the polarities of CPE pendant ionic functionalities. This finding leads to a fundamentally new approach to both p- and n-type solutionprocessable composites for high performance, flexible thermoelectric devices.