Poly(3,4-ethyldioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS), as an thermoelectric(TE) material, exhibits a high electrical conductivity and ZT value (10-1-100). Nevertheless, a low thermovoltage of the organic thermoelectric materials must be overcome, in comparison to that of semi metals. Recently, to address these challenges, several researchers have investigated PEDOT:PSS/carbon material composites. Herein, a transparent and flexible hybrid film made up of rapid thermal chemical vapor deposition (RTCVD) graphene and PEDOT:PSS results in enhanced TE performance. The PEDOT:PSS was synthesized by oxidative polymerization, and the hybrid process of the graphene film and PEDOT:PSS film was conducted using the layer-by-layer method. The results of AFM and Raman spectroscopy revealed that the synergistic effect through composite films improved the electrical properties. The maximum electrical conductivity and power factor of the RTCVD graphene/PEDOT:PSS (RCG/P) hybrid film were 1096 S cm-1 and 57.9 μW m-1 K-2, respectively. In addition, the RCG/P hybrid film exhibited excellent mechanical flexibility and stability.
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This study was supported by the Nano-Material Technology Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP, Korea) (NRF-2014M3A7B4050960/ 2014M3A7B4051745). This research was supported by Priority Research Centers Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2009-0093823).
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