Fully transparent thermoelectric devices constructed with solution-processable ZnO and ITO nanomaterials

Yoonbeom Park, Kyoungah Cho, Jinyong Choi, Sangsig Kim

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In this study, we demonstrate a feasible route to fabricate fully transparent thermoelectric devices using solution-processable oxide nanomaterials. Our thermoelectric device is constructed with electrospun ZnO nanofibers and ITO nanoparticle electrodes. The transparency is comparable to that of bare glass when it is viewed with the naked eye, and the transmittance is above 85% in the visible wavelength range. The thermoelectric characteristics are examined in air at room temperature. The maximum Seebeck voltage is -320 μV at a temperature difference of 2.3 K, and the Seebeck coefficient is -135 μV/K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10563-10565
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1



  • Nanofiber
  • Transparent electrode
  • Transparent thermoelectric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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