Inorganic and Organic Hybrid Materials for Improving Thermoelectric Performance of Polymer Nanocomposites
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Copper nanoparticles were incorporated with Carbon Nanotube (CNT)/polymer nanocomposites in order to enhance the thermopower by enlarging the energy gap between the Fermi level and the mean of differential electrical conductivity. The thermopower was increased as ∼ 2 times with 1 vol% of copper nanoparticles. The effects of copper concentration on the electrical and thermal properties of the composites were studied. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.
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