City University of London researchers have explored a novel organic Rankine system for converting waste heat into electricity. Dr Martin White at the City University of London recently published research, appeared in Applied Thermal Engineering, explores a novel organic Rankine cycle system, based on a two-phase expansion through numerical simulations of the system. The paper, […]

Clemson University researchers have created a new and potentially paradigm-shifting high-performance thermoelectric compound. The team created a new hybrid compound in which the crystalline and amorphous sublattices are intertwined into a one-of-a-kind crystal-amorphic duality. Thermoelectrics directly convert heat into electricity and power a wide array of items – from NASA’s Perseverance rover currently exploring Mars […]

A University of Colorado at Boulder team of engineers has developed a new device that you can wear like a ring or bracelet and that harvests power from your own body heat energy. The device, described in a paper published in the journal Science Advances, is stretchy enough that you can wear it like a […]

Nagoya Institute of Technology researchers have attempted to uncover the role that nickel (Ni) defects have in the crystal structure of these alloys and how their desirable thermoelectric properties are a consequence of small changes in strain around defective sites. Half-Heusler Ni-based alloys are thermoelectric materials with the potential for converting waste heat into electricity. […]

A new University at Buffalo study describes a new technology that provides both radiative cooling and solar heating, all in one system and without using electricity or fuel. It could help impoverished communities, reduce cooling and heating costs, lower CO2 emissions. It’s passive cooling like a shade tree provides. The researchers have been exploring how […]

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