Duke University materials scientists have uncovered an atomic mechanism that makes certain thermoelectric materials such as iron sulfide incredibly efficient near high-temperature phase transitions. The information will help fill critical knowledge gaps in the computational modeling of such materials, potentially allowing researchers to discover new and better options for technologies that rely on transforming heat […]

Osaka University researchers have found that thermoelectric power generators lose a great deal of their possible output power because of thermal and electrical contact resistance. Improving this limitation will help society power interconnected technologies of the future. Interconnected healthcare and many other future applications will require internet connectivity between billions of sensors. The devices that […]

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 […]

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 […]

New research at the University of Warwick shows waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom. This suggests there may be a new way of generating sustainable energy. Led by Drs. Andrij Vasylenko, Samuel Marks, Jeremy Sloan and David Quigley from Warwick’s Department of Physics, […]

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