Efficiently suppressed thermal conductivity in ZnO thin films via periodic introduction of organic layers

Tommi Tynell, Ashutosh Giri, John Gaskins, Patrick E. Hopkins, Paolo Mele, Koji Miyazaki, Maarit Karppinen

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A combination of atomic and molecular layer deposition techniques is used to fabricate thin films of hybrid inorganic-organic superlattice structures with periodically repeating single layers of hydroquinone within a ZnO or (Zn 0.98Al0.02)O framework. A significant reduction of up to one magnitude in the thermal conductivity of the films as evaluated with the time-domain thermoreflectance technique is observed upon introduction of the organic layers, resulting in a greatly improved thermoelectric performance. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12150-12152
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 21
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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