Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Carnegie Institution for Science researchers are reporting pressure improves the ability of thermoelectric materials to turn heat into electricity. The new information could potentially be used to create clean electricity generation. The report comes from a team that includes Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov and Viktor Struzhkin with the paper published in Nature Materials. Compounds with […]

Ohio State University scientists have figured out how to capture heat and turn it into electricity. The discovery could create more efficient energy generation from heat in things like car exhaust, interplanetary space probes and industrial processes using a thermoelectric generator. The discovery, published last week in the journal Science Advances, could create more efficient […]

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 – […]

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental thermoelectric generator prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. The researchers also believe they […]

A Louisiana Tech University and University of Texas at Arlington team of professors and Louisiana Tech graduate students have created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current as a thermoelectric generator. The team has synthesized a combination of copper sulfide nanoparticles and single-walled carbon nanotubes.  They […]