University of Houston (UH) researchers have reported the discovery of a new material thermoelectric that works efficiently at room temperature. The new material requires almost no costly tellurium, a major component of the current state-of-the-art material. The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has […]

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. […]

A research team from the University of Michigan (UM) has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class of thermoelectric material.  Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants and the new class of them is made with organic semiconductors. […]