TechConnect Innovation Program

Self-Doping Materials for Solution-Processed Organic N-Type Thermoelectrics

University of California, Santa Barbara - Office of Technology & Industry Alliances, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A new class of molecularly designed, high-performance n-type organic thermoelectric materials with cheaper fabrication costs and higher efficiencies than their inorganic counterparts and other n-type organic thermoelectrics. It can be used in thermoelectric applications such as refrigeration and power generation, as well as organic electronics such as OLED displays.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our researchers have developed self-doped materials that have the highest n-type thermoelectric performance of solution-processed organic materials reported to date, holding promise for future technological innovation in the development of low-cost, large-area thermoelectrics and other organic electronic devices.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 24M

Website: Tia.ucsb.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR)

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Partner, Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Development / License Partners