Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (4): 617-623.doi: 10.7503/cjcu20190050

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Fabrication and Properties of Flexible Thermoelectric Devices

QU Dawei1,2, LI Xin1,*(), CHEN Guangming2,*()   

  1. 1. Beijing Key Laboratory of Clothing Materials R&D and Assessment, Beijing Engineering Research Center of Textile Nanofiber, School of Materials Science& Engineering, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing 100029, China;
    2. College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518055, China
  • Received:2019-01-16 Online:2019-04-10 Published:2019-04-10
  • Contact: LI Xin,CHEN Guangming;
  • Supported by:
    † Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(Nos.51573190, 51873003), the Beijing Chaoyang District Collaborative Innovation Project, China(No.CYXC1718) and the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology Scholars Training Program, China(No.BIFTXZ201802).


In recent years, with the rapid developments of flexible electronics, wearable devices and organic as well as organic/inorganic composite thermoelectric materials, flexible thermoelectric devices have attracted great interest. Considering of few reviews available at present, the recent advances of flexible thermoelectric devices of organic/inorganic composites were reviewed. The assembling styles are divided into three types, i.e. serial, stacking and folding. The corresponding preparation procedures and the thermoelectric performances are highlighted. Finally, tentative conclusions of this research field are put forward, and the prospects of future research are provided.

Key words: Flexible thermoelectric device, Assemble preparation method, Thermoelectric performance, Organic/inorganic composite thermoelectric material(Ed.: DZ)

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