Robust thermoelectric harvesting is explored from a proton-doped mixed ionic conductive (PMIC) film under water-harvesting metal organic framework (MOF) film coupled with hydrogel layer (MOF/HG). As a PMIC, highly doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)s with poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) is prepared by precisely controlling the proton doping to afford a stable and high thermoelectric PMIC. Among the PMICs, the PEDOT:PSS film doped with 30 wt% of poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PSSH) recorded a Seebeck coefficient of over 16.2 mV K −1 and a thermal voltage of 81 mV for a temperature gradient (ΔT) of 5 K. The thermal charging on PMICs afforded high thermal voltage and current output, reproducibly, to show cumulative thermoelectric nature. Environmentally sustainable thermoelectric harvesting is achieved from a PMIC under a MOF/HG, prepared by water-harvesting MOF-801 coupled with a HG layer, to provide constant relative humidity of 90% and V oc over 72 h at ambient condition.
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B.K. and J.N. contributed equally to this work. This research was supported by the Global Research Laboratory (GRL) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (no. 2016K1A1A2912753).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics