Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien,Vienna) scientists have now developed a completely new material with a ZT value of 5 to 6. It is so effective that it could be used to provide energy for sensors or even small computer processors. Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electrical energy. The amount of energy that can be […]

Purdue University researchers with an international team of collaborators have used a ‘thermal metamaterial’ to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures. The advance that could bring about devices able to efficiently harvest waste heat from power plants and factories. Generally, its known that about 50 to 60 percent of the energy generated in […]