A possibility to realize a high thermoelectric figure of merit in quasi-one-dimensional organic crystals

A. Casian, Z. Dashevsky, H. Scherrer, V. Dusciac, R. Dusciac

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The thermoelectric opportunities of some highly conducting quasi-one dimensional (Q1D) organic crystals are studied theoretically. The electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient and electronic thermal conductivity are investigated as functions of crystal parameters. Obtained dependences are used to determine the optimal expected values of ZT at room temperature. The mechanism for ZT enhancement and the needed tuning of crystal parameters in order to maximize the enhancement are analyzed in detail. It is shown that due to the interference of two main electron-phonon interaction mechanisms, values as high as ZT ∼ 20 are possible both in nand p-type Q1D materials. Recommendations are elaborated for the realization of such materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ICT 2003 - 22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)078038301X
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2003 - La Grande Motte, France
Duration: 17 Aug 200321 Aug 2003

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings


Conference22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2003
CityLa Grande Motte


  • Conducting materials
  • Crystalline materials
  • Crystals
  • Magneto electrical resistivity imaging technique
  • Microelectronics
  • Quantum dots
  • Semiconductor materials
  • Semiconductor superlattices
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermoelectricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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