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2012-04-26 09:18:10

Thin-film process boosts bulk alloy's thermoelectric performance The intense interest in harvesting energy from heat sources has led to a renewed push to discover materials that can more efficiently convert heat into electricity. Some researchers are finding those gains by re-designing materials scientists have been working with for years. A team of Boston College and MIT researchers report developing a novel, nanotech design that boosts the thermoelectric performance of a bulk alloy...

2011-12-15 12:04:55

A repository developed by Duke University engineers that they call a "materials genome" will allow scientists to stop using trail-and-error methods for combining electricity-producing materials called "thermoelectrics." Thermoelectric materials produce electricity by taking advantage of temperature differences on opposite sides of a material. They are currently being used in deep space satellites and camp coolers. But until now, scientists have not had a rational basis for combining...

Image 1 - Microwave Ovens Key To Energy Production From Wasted Heat
2011-09-20 10:46:11

  More than 60 percent of the energy produced by cars, machines, and industry around the world is lost as waste heat — an age-old problem - but researchers have found a new way to make “thermoelectric” materials for use in technology that could potentially save vast amounts of energy. And it´s based on a device found everywhere from kitchens to dorm rooms: a microwave oven. Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that simple microwave energy...

2011-08-29 12:00:00

Pioneer of thermoelectric technology with track record of high-volume commercialization success to advise Alphabet Energy on strategies for deploying its waste-heat recovery technology. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 Alphabet Energy, Inc., maker of thermoelectric materials for waste-heat recovery, has engaged Dr. Lon Bell as a strategic advisor. Dr. Bell is the founder and former chief technical officer of Amerigon Inc. and former president of its thermoelectrics research and...

2011-08-17 05:00:00

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ-GS: ARGN), a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications, today announced that it has been awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead the development of an energy recovery system that can improve passenger car fuel efficiency by five percent by converting waste heat...

2011-06-22 16:55:30

The obscure technology used in heated automobile seats, gadgets that charge iPhones from the heat of a campfire, and other devices is undergoing a renaissance and could well emerge as a new "green" substitute for traditional sources of energy and play other key roles in addressing some of society's most pressing sustainability issues. That's the conclusion of an article on the technology "” termed thermoelectrics "” in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News...

2011-06-09 07:14:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No one is happy about rising gas prices, and to make matters worse, up to 60 percent of each $4 gallon is wasted, lost as heat that pours out of the exhaust pipe. But what if some of that heat could be collected and converted back into electricity that can recharge the battery that powers the lights, wipers, power steering, or even the electric motor in a hybrid vehicle? The technology to do just that exists, but it's still a work...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.