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Inorganic Nanostructure-Organic Polymer Heterostructures Useful for Thermoelectric Devices

United States Patent Application

20130084464
A1
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The present invention provides for an inorganic nanostructure-organic polymer heterostructure, useful as a thermoelectric composite material, comprising (a) an inorganic nanostructure, and (b) an electrically conductive organic polymer disposed on the inorganic nanostructure. Both the inorganic nanostructure and the electrically conductive organic polymer are solution-processable.
See, Kevin C. (Medford, MA), Urban, Jeffrey J. (Emeryville, CA), Segalman, Rachel A. (Pleasanton, CA), Coates, Nelson E. (Oakland, CA), Yee, Shannon K. (Berkeley, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
13/ 685,505
November 26, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.