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, […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are using thermoelectric materials that when heated under high magnetic fields could produce record levels of energy. Improvements in thermoelectric materials – which spontaneously produce electricity when one side of the material is heated give rise to imagining being able to power your car partly from the heat that […]

Researchers at the University of Houston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported a substantial advance in generating electricity through a combination of concentrating solar power and thermoelectric materials. The research group demonstrated an efficiency of 7.4 percent but reported that based upon their calculations, the device could achieve an efficiency of 9.6 percent. Their […]

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