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Electricity generated from Heat by Scientist who developed crystals

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by John321, Nov 11, 2022.

  1. John321

    John321 Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2018
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    Scientists Create Crystals That Generate Electricity From Heat (scitechdaily.com)

    "Thermoelectric materials convert heat to electricity. This is especially useful in industrial processes where waste heat is reused as valuable electric power. The converse approach is the cooling of electronic parts, for example, in smartphones or cars. Materials used in these kinds of applications have to be not only efficient, but also inexpensive and, above all, safe for health.
    In the effort to efficiently convert heat into electricity, easily accessible materials from harmless raw materials open up new perspectives in the development of safe and inexpensive so-called thermoelectric materials. A synthetic copper mineral acquires a complex structure and microstructure through simple changes in its composition, thereby laying the foundation for the desired properties, according to a study published recently in the journal Angewandte Chemie."
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