Thermal transport in organic semiconductors

Abstract: Organic semiconductors have attracted worldwide attention and have shown great potential in emerging organic electronic devices due to their excellent properties. Advances in miniaturization and integration of organic electronic devices require understanding and tuning thermal transport capabilities of organic semiconductors to achieve desired results. In this Perspective, recent advances in the thermal transport of organic semiconductors are summarized and discussed. First, the characteristics and applications of organic semiconductors are systematically introduced. In addition, thermal conductivities of organic semiconductors and interfacial thermal conductance of different organic semiconductor-based interfaces are analyzed and summarized, respectively. Moreover, thermoelectric applications of organic semiconductors are discussed. Finally, this Perspective concludes with a summary of the current research and an outlook to guide future research in the field of organic semiconductors.

Keywords – Thermal conductivity, Semiconductor, Thermoelectric

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