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 […]

National University of Singapore researchers have reported high-performance Tin Sulfide (SnS) thermoelectric crystals combine the desirable features of low-cost, earth-abundant materials and environmental friendliness. For the first time, they discovered the interplay of triple electronic bands leading to the high performance of thermoelectric SnS crystals, which is promoted by Selenium alloying. Furthermore, Selenium alloying plays […]

University of Houston (UH) researchers have reported the discovery of a new material thermoelectric that works efficiently at room temperature. The new material requires almost no costly tellurium, a major component of the current state-of-the-art material. The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has […]

Collaborators of three labs in Mexico have demonstrated an innovative nanodevice for harvesting solar energy. The study paper has been published in the SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics. The paper, “Thermoelectric efficiency optimization of nanoantennas for solar energy harvesting,” reports that evolutive dipole nanoantennas (EDN) generate a thermoelectric voltage three times larger than the classic dipole […]

An Osaka University research team has created a thermoelectric material with promising performance at room temperature. The non-toxic, room-temperature thermoelectric material is competitive with conventional bismuth telluride, and could be used for power generation or refrigeration. Thermoelectric (TE) materials could play a key role in future technologies. Although the applications of these remarkable compounds have […]

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