Clemson University researchers have created a new and potentially paradigm-shifting high-performance thermoelectric compound. The team created a new hybrid compound in which the crystalline and amorphous sublattices are intertwined into a one-of-a-kind crystal-amorphic duality. Thermoelectrics directly convert heat into electricity and power a wide array of items – from NASA’s Perseverance rover currently exploring Mars […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists have developed a simple way to better evaluate the potential of novel materials to store or release heat on demand in your home, office, or other building in a way that more efficiently manages the building’s energy use. Their work product, featured in Nature Energy, proposes a new […]

A University of Colorado at Boulder team of engineers has developed a new device that you can wear like a ring or bracelet and that harvests power from your own body heat energy. The device, described in a paper published in the journal Science Advances, is stretchy enough that you can wear it like a […]

Nagoya Institute of Technology researchers have attempted to uncover the role that nickel (Ni) defects have in the crystal structure of these alloys and how their desirable thermoelectric properties are a consequence of small changes in strain around defective sites. Half-Heusler Ni-based alloys are thermoelectric materials with the potential for converting waste heat into electricity. […]

A Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory new computer simulation forecasts a surprisingly optimistic heat load for future fusion facilities designed to harvest on Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars to generate electricity. Efforts to duplicate the fusion reactions on Earth that power the sun and stars for unlimited energy must contend with […]

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