News tagged with thermoelectric devices

Quantum physicists turn waste heat into power

( -- 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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Caltech researchers design a new nanomesh material

( -- 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

( -- 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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