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dc.contributor.authorBubnova, O.en
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Z.en
dc.contributor.authorWang, H.en
dc.contributor.authorBraun, S.en
dc.contributor.authorEvans, D.en
dc.contributor.authorFabretto, M.en
dc.contributor.authorHojati-Talemi, P.en
dc.contributor.authorDagnelund, D.en
dc.contributor.authorArlin, J.en
dc.contributor.authorGeerts, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorDesbief, S.en
dc.contributor.authorBreiby, D.en
dc.contributor.authorAndreasen, J.en
dc.contributor.authorLazzaroni, R.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, W.en
dc.contributor.authorZozoulenko, I.en
dc.contributor.authorFahlman, M.en
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, P.en
dc.contributor.authorBerggren, M.en
dc.contributor.authorCrispin, X.en
dc.identifier.citationNature Materials, 2014; 13(2):190-194en
dc.description.abstractPolymers are lightweight, flexible, solution-processable materials that are promising for low-cost printed electronics as well as for mass-produced and large-area applications. Previous studies demonstrated that they can possess insulating, semiconducting or metallic properties; here we report that polymers can also be semi-metallic. Semi-metals, exemplified by bismuth, graphite and telluride alloys, have no energy bandgap and a very low density of states at the Fermi level. Furthermore, they typically have a higher Seebeck coefficient and lower thermal conductivities compared with metals, thus being suitable for thermoelectric applications. We measure the thermoelectric properties of various poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) samples, and observe a marked increase in the Seebeck coefficient when the electrical conductivity is enhanced through molecular organization. This initiates the transition from a Fermi glass to a semi-metal. The high Seebeck value, the metallic conductivity at room temperature and the absence of unpaired electron spins makes polymer semi-metals attractive for thermoelectrics and spintronics.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityOlga Bubnova, Zia Ullah Khan, Hui Wang, Slawomir Braun, Drew R. Evans, Manrico Fabretto, Pejman Hojati-Talemi, Daniel Dagnelund, Jean-Baptiste Arlin, Yves H. Geerts, Simon Desbief, Dag W. Breiby, Jens W. Andreasen, Roberto Lazzaroni, Weimin M. Chen, Igor Zozoulenko, Mats Fahlman, Peter J. Murphy, Magnus Berggren, Xavier Crispinen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.rights© 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectCondensed-matter physics; electronic properties and materials; polymersen
dc.titleSemi-metallic polymersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionChemical Engineering publicationsen
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