News tagged with thermoelectric effect

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 ...

dateSep 24, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Explained: Thermoelectricity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thermoelectricity is a two-way process. It can refer either to the way a temperature difference between one side of a material and the other can produce electricity, or to the reverse: the ...

dateApr 27, 2010 in General Physics
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