Photoinduced p- to n-type Switching in Thermoelectric Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

Bernhard Dörling, Jason D. Ryan, John D. Craddock, Andrea Sorrentino, Ahmed El Basaty, Andrés Gomez, Miquel Garriga, Eva Pereiro, John E. Anthony, Matthew C. Weisenberger, Alejandro R. Goñi, Christian Müller, Mariano Campoy-Quiles

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UV-induced switching from p- to n-type character is demonstrated during deposition of carbon-nanotube-conjugated polymer composites. This opens the possibility to photopattern n-type regions within an otherwise p-type film, which has a potential for complementary circuitry or, as shown here, thermoelectric generators made from a single solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2782-2789
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 13 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank Dr. Isabel Alonso (ICMAB) and Prof. Salvador Ferrer (ALBA) for assisting during the synchrotron sessions as well as for useful discussions. The authors would also like to acknowledge financial support from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain through projects CSD2010-00044 (Consolider NANOTHERM) and MAT2012-37776 and the European Research Council (ERC) under grant agreement nos. 637624 and 648901. C.M. gratefully acknowledges financial support from Formas, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship. The transmission X-ray microscopy experiments were performed at MISTRAL beamline at ALBA Synchrotron with the collaboration of ALBA staff. A.E.B. thanks the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education for funding through the Short-term Scientific Mission Postdoctoral program. The authors thank Dr. Elena Bailo (Witec) for assistance with the Raman imaging experiments.

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© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.


  • Seebeck coefficient
  • carbon nanotubes
  • organic electronics
  • organic thermoelectrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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