Progressing organic thermoelectric materials
H2ESOT is an ambitious project to progress scientific and technical know-how with organic thermoelectric materials. It is expected to be a challenging project and if successful, will provide disruptive technology in the area of sustainability.
To achieve this, the current power generation system will have to undergo dramatic structural change allowing far greater efficiency, and flexibility of use/generation, to achieve minimal CO2 generation by 2030 at the very latest, ensuring security of energy supply and competitiveness. The development of a H2ESOT Roadmap to Commercialisation for low cost organic thermoelectric devices would significantly contribute towards the expected impacts listed in the 2012 work programme.
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- One of the main goals is to adapt and apply the experience gained over years, in order put them into practise for the creation of reliable, efficient and low cost thermoelectric devices made of sustainable and non-toxic materials.
- The basic knowledge obtained from studies of organic single-crystal devices also helps to uncover the fundamental performance limits of organic electronics and to formulate new design rules for material synthesis and device fabrication that could enable novel applications. Despite one of the important practical goals still to be reached in this field is the development of reproducible high mobility single crystalline organic layers grown over large areas of substrate.
- Generation of a new scientific technical and commercial base for Europe allowing widespread deployment of these new technologies that is simply not possible with current (inorganic-based) materials that are intrinsically limited to supply of less than 107 devices yr-1 and which are non-sustainable beyond 2025.
- Improved energy efficiency and heat energy recovery from organic thermoelectric materials.
- Thermoelectric made of single organic crystals devices are currently under development and their fabrication methods are quite close to conventional ones commonly employed for microelectronics for a long time.
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