Thermopower Waves: MIT's Invention That Could Change Batteries and Devices Forever

Thermopower waves are a phenomenon that happens when powerful waves of energy shoot through carbon nanotube wires, creating electricity. The researchers from MIT are responsible for this discovery, thus opening a new area of rare energy research.

Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Produce Electricity in the Dark

Scientists developed a new nanomaterial that can make solar cells generate electricity in the dark. "Solar power generation in the dark? How is this possible?"...

The Spin Seebeck Effect to Offer Low-Loss Thermoelectric Effect

Eiji Saitoh experimented with a heated magnetized metal (nickel-iron), and found out that the electrons with up spins (aligned with the rod's magnetic field) created an agglomeration on the hot side, while the ones with down spins (unaligned to the rod's magnetic field), created an agglomeration on the cooler side.

New Thermoelectric Tube by Panasonic Recovers Lost Heat Energy

The latest technology by the giant Panasonic, a "thermoelectric tube," is being tested at their Northeastern Clean Center in Kyoto City for its power...
3D Printed Thermoelectric Generator Material is Flexible Enough to Install Practically Anywhere

3D Printable Thin Film Thermoelectric Generator is Flexible Enough to Install Anywhere

Most energy systems are extremely inefficient, but flexible thermoelectric generators could recover some of that lost energy and put it back into the system. If...

Ultrasound Technology Used to Fabricate Future's Best Thermoelectric Materials

By using a technology that is normally suited to cleaning jewelery, with common solvents, ultrasounds, and 1 milligram of layered material (such as graphite), Dr. Valeria Nicolosi, the collaborator from the University of Oxford says they can make "billions and billions of one-atom-thick nanosheets can be made at the same time from a wide variety of exotic layered materials."

Louisiana Professor Uses Piezoelectric Material and Carbon Nanotubes to Recover Lost Heat

A Louisiana Tech University professor, dr. Long Que, has designed and prototyped a composite material that converts heat into electricity by using simple physical mechanisms found in piezoelectric materials and carbon nanotubes.
Thermoelectric Devices Could Improve Overall Efficiency by Recovering Waste Heat

Osmoblue Thermoelectric Device Works at Lower Temperatures

Aside from energy efficiency, energy recovery could be the next best way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Thermoelectric devices use waste heat to generate...

Atomic Layer Deposition Improves Thermoelectric Materials

Researchers at Aalto University School of Chemical Technology developed a new cost-effective method to convert waste energy into electricity without carbon dioxide emissions. The team defined...

Both Light And Heat Harvested by New Device from Fujitsu

Solar panels harvest light and thermoelectric devices harvest the heat - but recently, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd have developed a blend of both: a power-generating device that can convert both light and temperature difference into an electric current.