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 […]

University of Tokyo physicists have discovered a new way to generate electricity in special materials called Weyl magnets. The method exploits temperature gradients, differences in temperature throughout a material. The technology could offer new designs for maintenance-free remote sensing devices or even medical implants. Professor Satoru Nakatsuji of the Institute for Solid State Physics said, […]

Hokkaido University researchers have more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity. With progress in development it could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries. The researchers and their colleagues in Japan and Taiwan have improved the ability to transform […]