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Extremely low thermal conductivity in 1D soft chain structure BiSeX (X = Br, I)
Researchers found a new sort of simple one-dimensional (1D) crystal structured bismuth selenohalides (BiSeX, X = Br, I) with extremely low thermal conductivity. (2020-06-19)
Self-powered 'paper chips' could help sound an early alarm for forest fires
Recent devastating fires in the Amazon rain forest and the Australian bush highlight the need to detect forest fires at early stages, before they blaze out of control. (2020-06-17)
Minimizing thermal conductivity of crystalline material with optimal nanostructure
Japanese researchers successfully minimized thermal conductivity by designing, fabricating, and evaluating the optimal nanostructure-multilayer materials through materials informatics (MI), which combines machine learning and molecular simulation. (2020-06-12)
Outer tube-selectively boron-doped double-walled carbon nanotubes for thermoelectric applications
A research group led by Hiroyuki Muramatsu of Shinshu University succeeded in selectively doping the outer tube of DWNTs with boron. (2020-05-02)
Abundant element to power small devices
Researchers have found a way to convert heat energy into electricity with a nontoxic material. (2020-04-27)
Untwisting plastics for charging internet-of-things devices
Scientists are unraveling the properties of electricity-conducting plastics so they can be used in future energy-harvesting devices. (2020-04-16)
Creating stretchable thermoelectric generators
For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. (2020-03-24)
How do you power billions of sensors? By converting waste heat into electricity
Osaka University researchers found that thermoelectric power generators lose a great deal of their possible output power because of thermal and electrical contact resistance. (2020-03-23)
Silicon-graphene hybrid plasmonic waveguide photodetectors beyond 1.55 μm
Waveguide photodetectors beyond 1.55 μm are becoming very attractive for many applications. (2020-03-13)
This wearable device camouflages its wearer no matter the weather
Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes -- a feat that current state of the art technology cannot match. (2020-03-03)
Wearable health tech gets efficiency upgrade
North Carolina State University engineers have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health. (2020-01-30)
Power dressing
Sensors that are worn on the skin could soon be powered by our own body heat. (2020-01-06)
Topological semimetals can generate sizable transverse thermoelectric figure of merit
Thermoelectric materials can convert temperature difference in a conducting solid into electrical energy, or vice versa. (2019-12-31)
Fine-tuning thermoelectric materials for cheaper renewable energy
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new thermoelectric materials, which could provide a low-cost option for converting heat energy into electricity. (2019-12-17)
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)
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