News tagged with heat engine

Tiny heat engine may be world's smallest

( -- Steam engines, combustion engines, and diesel engines are all different types of heat engines, which operate by converting heat energy into mechanical work. Although heat engines have existed for a long time, ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in General Physics feature
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Jumping droplets help heat transfer

Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates: In power plants, the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again; in desalination plants, it yields a supply of clean water. ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

(—A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Nanophysics
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