News tagged with waste material

Can heat be controlled as waves?

A growing interest in thermoelectric materials—which convert waste heat to electricity—and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to improved theoretical and experimental ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Getting more electricity out of solar cells

( —When sunlight shines on today's solar cells, much of the incoming energy is given off as waste heat rather than electrical current. In a few materials, however, extra energy produces extra electrons—behavior ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Materials Science
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Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

(—A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Nanophysics
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