News tagged with temperature gradient

Micropore labyrinths as crucibles of life

Water-filled micropores in hot rock may have acted as the nurseries in which life on Earth began. An LMU team has now shown that temperature gradients in pore systems promote the cyclical replication and ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Biochemistry
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What is heat conduction?

Heat is an interesting form of energy. Not only does it sustain life, make us comfortable and help us prepare our food, but understanding its properties is key to many fields of scientific research. For example, ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in General Physics
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Using heat to make magnets

EPFL scientists have provided the first evidence ever that it is possible to generate a magnetic field by using heat instead of electricity. The phenomenon is referred to as the Magnetic Seebeck effect or ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in General Physics
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A 'turbo' for solid oxide fuel cells

To convert waste heat from solid oxide fuel cells into electricity is the goal of the "HITTEC" project. Researchers from Empa, in a strategic partnership with Hexis AG, are developing a thermoelectric converter ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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