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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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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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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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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