Symposium EN13—Flexible and Miniaturized Thermoelectric Devices Based on Organic Semiconductors and Hybrid Materials
Organic semiconductors and novel composites based on nanoparticles surrounded by an organic matrix are emerging materials classes for thermoelectric applications and enable the development of flexible and novel miniaturized thermoelectric devices. The gap of performance between traditional inorganic material and novel organic materials for thermoelectric application has been reduced in the past five years, significantly. This symposium will give an overview about the different novel material classes ranging e.g. from organic semiconductors, metal organic frameworks, nanocomposites based on inorganic layered materials and organic links. The fundamental transport properties of these material systems, the development of physical models and the challenges of thermoelectric characterization will be addressed.
This symposium will especially focus on the device development and material integration for emerging thermoelectric applications ranging from energy harvesting with textile, heat management in microfluidics, novel sensor devices and for biomedical applications. Particularly, this symposium will highlight research and development activities on thermoelectric devices in industry for emerging applications areas in waste heat recovery, smart sensor devices and on-spot cooling.
This symposium will run from Wednesday until Friday. In collaboration with the symposium EN14 "Thermoelectric Energy Conversion (TEC) - Complex Materials and Novel Theoretical Methods" we will organize one day of joined sessions (Wednesday). Both symposia target the organization of a joined tutorial on Sunday about the predictions and realization of novel thermoelectric materials originated by the materials genome initiative.