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A review of carrier thermoelectric-transport theory in organic semiconductors

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Abstract

Carrier thermoelectric-transport theory has recently become of growing interest and numerous thermoelectric-transport models have been proposed for organic semiconductors, due to pressing current issues involving energy production and the environment. The purpose of this review is to provide a theoretical description of the thermoelectric Seebeck effect in organic semiconductors. Special attention is devoted to the carrier concentration, temperature, polaron effect and dipole effect dependence of the Seebeck effect and its relationship to hopping transport theory. Furthermore, various theoretical methods are used to discuss carrier thermoelectric transport. Finally, an outlook of the remaining challenges ahead for future theoretical research is provided.

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2016, accepted on 25 Jun 2016 and first published on 29 Jun 2016


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02830F
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Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 19503-19525
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    A review of carrier thermoelectric-transport theory in organic semiconductors

    N. Lu, L. Li and M. Liu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 19503
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02830F

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