Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Aiping Zhang, Jinghong Zhao, Jinrong Wu, Lijuan Zhao, Quan Li, Xijing Sun
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, carbonized resorcinol-formaldehyde, carbonized resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF), CNTs, Electrical Conductivity, Figure of Merit, Figure of Merit (ZT), hybridized aerogels, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), MWCNTs, resin, RF, Seebeck coefficient, Thermal Conductivity, ZT
Abstract: Multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and carbonized resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) resin were used to create a conducting aerogel with a high electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient but a low thermal conductivity. The addition of the MWCNTs caused the figure of merit (ZT) for the aerogel to increase by two orders of magnitude. The researchers determined that it was possibly to control the electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and Seebeck coefficient independently of each other due to the unique structure present in the aerogel.
Reference: Synthetic Metals 205 (2015) 64–69