Enhancement in the thermoelectric performance of inorganic/organic hybrid composites and the need for low-cost, flexible thermoelectric generators have motivated this work. The thermoelectric effect on the addition of amorphous polyaniline, crystalline selenium, and layer-structured graphite, with different concentrations on the thermoelectric properties of selenium-doped polyaniline, is reported. Tuning of microstrain, dislocation density, and carrier concentration has improved the Seebeck coefficient by 39.10% and electrical conductivity by 60.22%. The maximum power output and power factor exhibited by the hybrid device are 1.89 nW and 0.42 nW/m2K2 at a temperature difference of 100 °C. Replacing 90 wt% of Selenium-doped polyaniline with graphite resulted in a power density of 0.65 mW/m2 under external load conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry