Future of turning waste heat into electricity

■ Engineering & Technology / Future of turning waste heat into electricity New study shows enhanced thermoelectric properties of large core/shell nanowire systems that can be used to design thermoelectric devices and module applications. Structures with dimensions of just a few nanometres (nanostructures) show unique properties that have been extensively investigated in an effort to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials. Thermoelectric materials convert temperature differences into electrical voltage that can be used to produce electricity. A thermoelectric device includes semiconductor elements that are mounted between two substrates. The semiconductors are connected electrically in series and thermally in parallel, so when voltage is applied in … Continue reading Future of turning waste heat into electricityRead More →