A new Washington State University thermoelectric generator device could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. The device is a multicomponent, multilayered composite material called a van der Waals Schottky diode. It converts heat into electricity up to three times more efficiently than silicon – […]

Researchers at MIT have come up with a new alternative system for generating electricity, which harnesses heat and uses no metals or toxic materials. The new approach is based on a discovery announced in 2010 by Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor in Chemical Engineering at MIT, and his co-workers. At the time a […]

Researchers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Link√∂ping University, Sweden, have created a condenser that can be charged by heat. The condenser works well enough with enough capacity it can be called a supercondenser. The new design contains no expensive or hazardous materials, has patents pending, and it should be fully possible to manufacture […]

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