News tagged with thermoelectric devices

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 ...

Nov 18, 2009
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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 ...

Sep 24, 2010
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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 ...

Jul 28, 2011
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New materials for future green tech devices

From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, ...

Jul 15, 2014
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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 ...

Apr 11, 2012
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