Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Tsukuba researchers in Japan have developed an improved thermocell design to convert heat into electricity. The thermocell contained a material that exhibited a phase transition from one arrangement of atoms to another when heated to 50° C (122° F).. The phase transition caused the output voltage of the thermocell to […]

University of Houston (UH) researchers have reported a major step forward in the search for new thermoelectric materials. The discovery offers a new explanation for asymmetrical thermoelectric performance. The promise of thermoelectric materials as a source of clean energy drives the search for materials that can efficiently produce substantial amounts of power from waste heat. […]

Sandia National Laboratory researchers have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. The rectenna, short for rectifying antenna, is made of common aluminum, silicon and silicon dioxide using standard processes from the integrated circuit industry. Converting electrical power to heat is easy. […]

Bielefeld University physicists have found a way called spin currents to use the energy electronic devices such as computers generate as heat that mostly goes to waste. They apply the heat to generate magnetic signals known as ‘spin currents’. In the future, these signals could replace some of the electrical current in electronic components. In […]

University of Houston researchers are reporting that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. With energy conservation expected to play a growing role in managing global demand, materials and methods that make better use of existing sources of […]

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