A review of carrier thermoelectric-transport theory in organic semiconductors.

Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP

PubMedID: 27386952

Lu N, Li L, Liu M. A review of carrier thermoelectric-transport theory in organic semiconductors. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2016;.
Carrier thermoelectric-transport theory has recently become of growing interest and numerous thermoelectric-transport models have been proposed for organic semiconductors, due to pressing current issues involving energy production and the environment. The purpose of this review is to provide a theoretical description of the thermoelectric Seebeck effect in organic semiconductors. Special attention is devoted to the carrier concentration, temperature, polaron effect and dipole effect dependence of the Seebeck effect and its relationship to hopping transport theory. Furthermore, various theoretical methods are used to discuss carrier thermoelectric transport. Finally, an outlook of the remaining challenges ahead for future theoretical research is provided.