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May 31st, 2005

Going nano boosts thermoelectrics

Abstract:
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia, the University of New South Wales in Australia, and the University of Oregon have shown how a thermoelectric material should be designed to reach its maximum possible efficiency.

The researchers showed that the key to achieving higher efficiency is to use nanomaterials that allow only cold electrons to flow in order to minimize the amount of heat flowing from one material to the other.

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