Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lancaster University researchers are studying a crystalline material and discovered it has properties that allow it to capture heat energy from the sun. The energy can be stored for several months at room temperature, and it can be released on demand in the form of heat. With further development, these kinds of materials could […]

An international team led by University of Groningen has now produced an n-type organic semiconductor with superior properties that brings organic thermoelectric material a big step closer. Thermoelectric materials can turn a temperature difference into electricity. Organic thermoelectric materials could be used to power wearable electronics or sensors; however, the power output is still very […]

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity. Heat generated by sunlight shining through windows is the single largest contributor to the need for air conditioning and cooling […]

Duke University materials scientists have uncovered an atomic mechanism that makes certain thermoelectric materials such as iron sulfide incredibly efficient near high-temperature phase transitions. The information will help fill critical knowledge gaps in the computational modeling of such materials, potentially allowing researchers to discover new and better options for technologies that rely on transforming heat […]

University of Arkansas physicists have successfully generated an electrical current from the atomic motion of graphene, discovering a new source of clean, limitless power. Paul Thibado, professor of physics and lead researcher in the discovery said, “An energy-harvesting circuit based on graphene could be incorporated into a chip to provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for […]

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