Review on application of PEDOTs and PEDOT:PSS in energy conversion and storage devices

Kuan Sun*, Shupeng Zhang, Pengcheng Li, Yijie Xia, Xiang Zhang, Donghe Du, Furkan Halis Isikgor, Jianyong Ouyang

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Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) is the most successful conducting polymer in terms of practical application. It possesses many unique properties, such as good film forming ability by versatile fabrication techniques, superior optical transparency in visible light range, high electrical conductivity, intrinsically high work function and good physical and chemical stability in air. PEDOT:PSS has wide applications in energy conversion and storage devices. This review summarizes its applications in organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, supercapacitors, fuel cells, thermoelectric devices and stretchable devices. Approaches to enhance the material/device performances are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4438-4462
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 24 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Education (R-284-000-113-112). K. Sun acknowledges Chongqing University for start-up funds under the “One Hundred Talent” programme (0212001104431). S. Zhang thanks China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the scholarship (201303070320), Natural Science Foundation of China (51402151) and Zijin Intelligent Program by Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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