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Thermoelectric fabrics: toward power generating clothing.

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posted on 2024-06-03, 22:31 authored by Y Du, K Cai, S Chen, H Wang, SZ Shen, R Donelson, T Lin
Herein, we demonstrate that a flexible, air-permeable, thermoelectric (TE) power generator can be prepared by applying a TE polymer (e.g. poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate)) coated commercial fabric and subsequently by linking the coated strips with a conductive connection (e.g. using fine metal wires). The poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) coated fabric shows very stable TE properties from 300 K to 390 K. The fabric device can generate a TE voltage output (V) of 4.3 mV at a temperature difference (ΔT) of 75.2 K. The potential for using fabric TE devices to harvest body temperature energy has been discussed. Fabric-based TE devices may be useful for the development of new power generating clothing and self-powered wearable electronics.

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Journal

Scientific Reports

Volume

5

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6411-6411

Location

England

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  • Yes

ISSN

2045-2322

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2045-2322

Language

eng

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C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2015, Nature Publishing Group

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Nature Publishing Group

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