News tagged with thermoelectric devices

Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets

(Phys.org) -- Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties for electronics and alternative ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Materials that shrink when heated

One common reason that people with fillings experience toothache is that their fillings expand at a different rate to the original tooth when, for example, drinking a hot drink. Contrary to intuition, however, not all materials ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Materials Science
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An unexpected clue to thermopower efficiency

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and their colleagues have discovered a new relation among electric and magnetic fields and differences in temperature, which ...

dateJul 28, 2011 in General Physics
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Quantum physicists turn waste heat into power

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise for making ...

dateSep 24, 2010 in Nanophysics
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