News tagged with thermoelectric devices

Caltech researchers design a new nanomesh material

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers, light bulbs, and even people generate heat—energy that ends up being wasted. With a thermoelectric device, which converts heat to electricity and vice versa, you can harness that otherwise wasted ...

dateSep 23, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Turning heat to electricity... efficiently

(PhysOrg.com) -- In everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric powerplants, the need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. But new research points the way to a technology ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in General Physics
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