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Thermoelectrics

Stay up to date the latest developments in thermoelectric power generators (TEG). Design engineers will find essential technical briefs and trending applications for thermoelectric power generators (TEG).

Issue Archive: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Articles: Energy
A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.
Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

Briefs: Materials

Many technical processes only use part of the energy consumed. The remaining fraction leaves the system in the form of waste heat. Frequently, this heat is released into the...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
Briefs: Energy
Invisibly small nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun or other sources into energy.
Briefs: Energy
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Briefs: Energy
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Energy
The windows reduce the need for air conditioning and simultaneously generate electricity.
Q&A: Materials

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors.
Articles: Materials
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Articles: Software
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
INSIDER: Energy

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, commercially available molten sodium-sulfur...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - August 2021

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Briefs: Materials
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Materials
The organic composite material is soft, stretchable, and has good thermoelectric properties for many wearable applications.
Briefs: Wearables
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
INSIDER: Power

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost, wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device is stretchy enough that you can wear it like...

Briefs: Materials
The material can be recycled, making renewable energy more sustainable while lowering costs in the process.
Briefs: Internet of Things
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Energy
The technology is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

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