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Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use
Researchers from Lehigh University have, for the first time, revealed first-hand knowledge about the fundamental energy carrier properties of chalcogenide perovskite CaZrSe3, important for potential solar energy use. (2019-12-04)
Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used aligned 'metallic' carbon nanotubes to create a device which converts heat to electrical energy (a thermoelectric device) with a higher power output than pure semiconducting carbon nanotubes in random networks. (2019-11-30)
New material breaks world record turning heat into electricity
Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electrical energy. The amount of energy that can be generated is measured by the so-called ZT value. (2019-11-14)
New spin directions in pyrite an encouraging sign for future spintronics
An Australian study revealing new spin textures in pyrite could unlock these materials' potential in future spintronics devices. (2019-11-12)
New catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater
Seawater is one of the most abundant resources on earth, offering promise both as a source of hydrogen and of drinking water in arid climates. (2019-11-11)
Replacing coal with gas or renewables saves billions of gallons of water
The transition from coal to natural gas in the US electricity sector is reducing the industry's water use, Duke University research finds. (2019-10-21)
New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials
Tokyo, Japan - Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. (2019-10-12)
Pressure may be key to fighting climate change with thermoelectric generators
Pressure improves the ability of materials to turn heat into electricity and could potentially be used to create clean generators, according to new work from a team that includes Carnegie's Alexander Goncharov and Viktor Struzhkin published in Nature Materials. (2019-10-07)
NUS researchers contribute to a Science paper on high-performance low-cost thermoelectrics
Researchers from the National University of Singapore and Beihang University reported the high-performance SnS thermoelectric crystals combining the desirable features of low-cost, earth-abundant materials and environmental friendliness. (2019-10-01)
Thermal siphon effect: heat flows from low temperature to high temperature
In this work, researchers study (both thermal and electric) energy transport in physical networks that rewired from 2D regular lattices. (2019-09-27)
Turning heat into electricity: A new thermoelectric material developed at FEFU
Young scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) developed the concept and manufactured samples of a new thermoelectric material -- biphase nanoceramics based on strontium titanate SrTiO3 and titanium oxide TiO2. (2019-09-27)
A new way to turn heat into energy
An international team of scientists has figured out how to capture heat and turn it into electricity. (2019-09-23)
Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat
Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlate long enough to do so. (2019-09-13)
Device generates light from the cold night sky
An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report Sept. (2019-09-12)
From crystals to glasses: a new unified theory for heat transport
Theoretical physicists from SISSA and the UCDavis lay brand new foundations to heat transport in materials, which finally allow crystals, polycrystalline solids, alloys, and glasses to be treated on the same solid footing. (2019-08-26)
Physicists' study demonstrates silicon's energy-harvesting power
A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments to design a better way for electronics to convert waste heat into reusable energy. (2019-08-26)
Successful application of machine learning in the discovery of new polymers
As a powerful example of how artificial intelligence (AI) can accelerate the discovery of new materials, scientists in Japan have designed and verified polymers with high thermal conductivity -- a property that would be the key to heat management, for example, in the fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication technologies. (2019-07-19)
Heat flow through single molecules detected
Researchers develop ways to measure and explain heat transport through a single molecule. (2019-07-19)
New low-cost thermoelectric material works at room temperature
The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has been hindered, in part, by the lack of materials that are both inexpensive and highly efficient at room temperature. (2019-07-18)
Terahertz technology escapes the cold
The group of Jérôme Faist in the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich achieved the first realization of a terahertz quantum cascade laser operating without cryogenic cooling. (2019-07-10)
Heat transport can be blocked more effectively with a more optimized holey nanostructure
The research group of Nanoscience Center at University of Jyvaskyla confirms its earlier observations that by using the wave nature of heat in holey nanostructures heat conduction can be reduced by over hundredfold. (2019-07-08)
With little training, machine-learning algorithms can uncover hidden scientific knowledge
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that an algorithm with no training in materials science can scan the text of millions of papers and uncover new scientific knowledge. (2019-07-03)
Applying pressure is way toward generating more electricity from waste heat
The ability of a thermoelectric material to produce electricity from waste heat was improved more than twofold by a Japan-based research team led by Osaka University. (2019-06-27)
Researchers report new understanding of thermoelectric materials
Researchers reported a major step forward in the search for new thermoelectric materials Friday, the discovery of a new explanation for asymmetrical thermoelectric performance. (2019-06-21)
FEFU scientists to broaden ideas about reactive sintering of transparent ceramics
Green bodies' porous structure, i.e. mesostructure, affects dramatically the functional parameters of the optical ceramics obtained by reactive sintering. (2019-06-13)
Pioneering 3D printed device sets new record for efficiency
A new 3-D printed thermoelectric device, which converts heat into electric power with an efficiency factor over 50% higher than the previous best for printed materials -- and is cheap to produce in bulk -- has been manufactured by researchers at Swansea University's SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre. (2019-06-05)
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 3, 2019
ORNL story tips: Tiny test fuels by ORNL explore new reactor fuels more rapidly; ORNL-developed computing method detects, reports bugs in VA's healthcare data system; new heat transport study in thermoelectric materials may lead to better heat-to-electricity conversion. (2019-06-03)
Researchers introduce novel heat transport theory in quest for efficient thermoelectrics
NCCR MARVEL researchers have developed a novel microscopic theory that is able to describe heat transport in very general ways, and applies equally well to ordered or disordered materials such as crystals or glasses and to anything in between. (2019-05-28)
Efficient, stable thermoelectric module based on high-performance liquid-like materials
Based on high-performance liquid-like materials, scientists from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and Northwestern University innovatively fabricated a Cu2Se/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 thermoelectric module with eight n-type Ni/Ti/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 legs and eight p-type Ni/Mo/Cu2Se legs. (2019-05-23)
Wearable cooling and heating patch could serve as personal thermostat and save energy
Engineers at UC San Diego have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. (2019-05-17)
A new sensor for light, heat and touch
Inspired by the behaviour of natural skin, researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have developed a sensor that will be suitable for use with electronic skin. (2019-05-14)
Novel thermoelectric nanoantenna design for use in solar energy harvesting
In an article published in the SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics (JNP), researchers from a collaboration of three labs in Mexico demonstrate an innovative nanodevice for harvesting solar energy. (2019-05-03)
Transforming waste heat into clean energy
Through a mechanism known as the Spin Hall effect, it has been shown that a voltage can be generated by harnessing differences in spin populations on a metal contact attached to a ferromagnetic material. (2019-05-01)
High-efficiency thermoelectric materials: New insights into tin selenide
Tin selenide might considerably exceed the efficiency of current record holding thermoelectric materials made of bismuth telluride. (2019-04-24)
Wonder material: Individual 2D phosphorene nanoribbons made for the first time
Tiny, individual, flexible ribbons of crystalline phosphorus have been made by UCL researchers in a world first, and they could revolutionise electronics and fast-charging battery technology. (2019-04-10)
New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor
Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. (2019-04-01)
Droughts could hit aging power plants hard
Droughts will pose a much larger threat to U.S. power plants with once-through cooling systems than scientists previously suspected, a Duke University study shows. (2019-03-26)
New cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one
Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity -- at the same time! (2019-03-25)
How to freeze heat conduction
The thermoelectric effect can turn waste heat into electrical energy. (2019-02-21)
Theories describe dynamically disordered solid materials
Theoretical physicists at Linköping University have developed a computational method to calculate the transition from one phase to another in dynamically disordered solid materials. (2019-02-11)
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