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Find the latest reports and scientific outputs from the HORATES network, as well as resources that will be built up in the course of the project.


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Materials library

Organic and hybrid thermoelectric (TE) materials can be designed using a large variety of constituents and processing conditions and further characterized regarding their TE performances using different experimental methods. One of the goals of HORATES is to build a free-acces library of thermoelectric materials, based on existing literature as well as our own research.

Our library of TE materials has several important objectives. First, it can help the community to collect the important information necessary to select the most promising TE systems to design thermoelectric generators. Second, the collected physical properties and associated data can be the starting point for machine-learning based investigations and selections of most promising TE systems. Similar approaches were recently followed for organic and perovskite-based materials used for solar cells design.

As a starting point, the TE library is constituted of two xls files collecting the important information on both p-type and n-type materials. During the course of the ITN project, these xls files will gradually collect more data including inorganic TE systems (no database for inorganic TE materials exists so far). To access the library, you can click on the links to the two xls files that will be updated during the project.

Research articles

HORATES research published peer-reviewed journals.


  • Zeng, H.; Durand, P.; Guchait, S.; Herrmann, L.; Kiefer, C.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M., Optimizing Chain Alignment and Preserving the Pristine Structure of Single-Ether Based PBTTT Helps Improve Thermoelectric Properties in Sequentially Doped Thin Films. J. Mater. Chem. C 2022, 10, 15883–15896.
  • Scheunemann, D.; Järsvall, E.; Liu, J.; Beretta, D.; Fabiano, S.; Caironi, M.; Kemerink, M.; Müller, C., Charge Transport in Doped Conjugated Polymers for Organic Thermoelectrics. Chem. Phys. Rev. 2022, 3, 021309.
  • Stegerer, D.; Pracht, M.; Günther, F.; Sun, H.; Preis, K.; Zerson, M.; Maftuhin, W.; Tan, W. L.; Kroon, R.; McNeill, C. R.; Fabiano, S.; Walter, M.; Biskup, T.; Gemming, S.; Magerle, R.; Müller, C.; Sommer, M., Organogels from Diketopyrrolopyrrole Copolymer Ionene/Polythiophene Blends Exhibit Ground-State Single Electron Transfer in the Solid State. Macromolecules 2022, 55, 4979-4994.
  • Zhong, Y., Untilova, V., Muller, D., Guchait, S., Kiefer, C., Herrmann, L., Zimmermann, N., Brosset, M., Heiser, T., Brinkmann, M., Preferential Location of Dopants in the Amorphous Phase of Oriented Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) Films Helps Reach Charge Conductivities of 3000 S cm−1. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2202075.
  • Marks, A.; Chen, X.; Wu, R.; Rashid, R. B.; Jin, W.; Paulsen, B. D.; Moser, M.; Ji, X.; Griggs, S.; Meli, D.; Wu, X.; Bristow, H.; Strzalka, J.; Gasparini, N.; Costantini, G.; Fabiano, S.; Rivnay, J.; McCulloch, I. Synthetic Nuances to Maximize n-Type Organic Electrochemical Transistor and Thermoelectric Performance in Fused Lactam Polymers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 4642.
  • Xu, K., Ruoko, T.-P., Shokrani, M., Scheunemann, D., Abdalla, H., Sun, H., Yang, C.-Y., Puttisong, Y., Kolhe, N. B., Figueroa, J. S. M., Pedersen, J. O., Ederth, T., Chen, W. M., Berggren, M., Jenekhe, S. A., Fazzi, D., Kemerink, M., Fabiano, S., On the Origin of Seebeck Coefficient Inversion in Highly Doped Conducting Polymers. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2112276.
  • Derewjanko, D., Scheunemann, D., Järsvall, E., Hofmann, A. I., Müller, C., Kemerink, M., Delocalization Enhances Conductivity at High Doping Concentrations. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2112262.
  • Wu, H.-Y., Yang, C.-Y., Li, Q., Kolhe, N. B., Strakosas, X., Stoeckel, M.-A., Wu, Z., Jin, W., Savvakis, M., Kroon, R., Tu, D., Woo, H. Y., Berggren, M., Jenekhe, S. A., Fabiano, S., Influence of Molecular Weight on the Organic Electrochemical Transistor Performance of Ladder-Type Conjugated Polymers. Adv. Mater. 2022, 34, 2106235.
  • M. Alsufyani, M.-A. Stoeckel, X. Chen, K. Thorley, R. K. Hallani, Y. Puttisong, X. Ji, D. Meli, B. D. Paulsen, J. Strzalka, K. Regeta, C. Combe, H. Chen, J. Tian, J. Rivnay, S. Fabiano, I. McCulloch, Lactone Backbone Density in Rigid Electron-Deficient Semiconducting Polymers Enabling High n-type Organic Thermoelectric Performance. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202113078.


  • Kemerink, M.; Müller, C.; Chabinyc, M. L., Brinkmann, M. Organic and hybrid thermoelectrics. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2021, 119, 260401.
  • Guo, H.; Yang, C.-Y.; Zhang, X.; Motta, A.; Feng, K.; Xia, Y.; Shi, Y.; Wu, Z.; Yang, K.; Chen, J.; Liao, Q.; Tang, Y.; Sun, H.; Woo, H. Y.; Fabiano, S.; Facchetti, A.; Guo, X. Transition metal-catalysed molecular n-doping of organic semiconductors. Nature 2021, 599, 67–73.
  • Ghosh, S.; Rolland, N.; Zozoulenko, I. Electronic structure, optical properties, morphology and charge transport in naphthalenediimide (NDI)-based n-type copolymer with altered π-conjugation: A theoretical perspective. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2021, 118, 223302.
  • Massetti, M.; Jiao, F.; Ferguson, A. J.; Zhao, D.; Wijeratne, K.; Würger, A.; Blackburn, J. L.; Crispin, X.; Fabiano, S. Unconventional Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications. Chem. Rev. 2021, 121, 12465–12547.