Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) scientists demonstrated that breaking open the trade-off problem between thermopower and conductivity improves thermoelectric performance. Energy consumption in developed countries has been rather wasteful. Nearly two-thirds of the total energy is typically discarded as “waste heat,” which ends up simply dumped into the atmosphere. Lately, finding a way to productively […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… North Carolina State University researchers have found a new to convert a temperature difference into an electrical voltage. This effect, which the researchers call ‘paramagnon drag thermopower,’ is a local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid that can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material – where spins weren’t thought to […]