Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Enabling Nanoscale Thermoelectrics with a Novel Organometallic Molecular Junction

Multinuclear organometallic junctions might be the key to realizing high-performance thermoelectric devices at the nanoscale, as revealed by scientists at Tokyo Tech and Korea University. The unique electronic structure of organometallic ruthenium alkynyl complexes allowed the researchers to achieve unprecedented heat-to-electricity conversion performance in molecular junctions, paving the way to molecular-scale temperature sensors and thermal energy harvesters.