Researchers at Utrecht University, the Netherlands reveal in a new study a novel mechanism for controlling the energy transfer between electrons and the bismuth crystal lattice. Mastering this effect could, ultimately, help convert waste heat back into electricity. At the atomic level, bismuth displays a number of quirky physical phenomena. Piotr Chudzinski from Utrecht University […]






Northwestern University researchers are reporting that doping tin selenide with sodium boosts its performance as a thermoelectric material. The newly devised material produces a significantly greater amount of electricity than the undoped material, given the same amount of heat input. The researchers can confidently suggest the material pushes thermo electric technology closer to commercial usefulness. […]






The U.S. is estimated to lose more than half of the energy it generates – mostly because it escapes as waste heat. Scientists are now developing a new type of system to efficiently capture some of that lost heat. They have designed a surface that enhances low frequency thermal radiation, which is easier than higher […]






Professor Ian Kinloch, Professor of Material Science at the University of Manchester added a small amount of graphene to strontium titanium oxide. The resulting composite thermoelectric material was able to convert heat which would otherwise be lost as waste into an electric current over a broad temperature range, all the way down to room temperature. […]






Researchers at Temple University and the University of Maryland has discovered a new class of magnets that expand their volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting. The researchers, Harsh Deep Chopra, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Temple, and Manfred Wuttig, professor of materials […]






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