National Physical Laboratory

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

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Published: 30 September 2010

Authors: Alexandre Cuenat, Laurie Winkless

Related: Nanoscience

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The development of thermoelectric material devices with the aid of nanomaterials science

Thermoelectric materials produce electricity from heat but, although we have known about them for many years, they have not been used extensively because of problems with low efficiency. Thanks to developments in nanomaterials this need no longer be the case and the performance of these materials has risen by a factor of two or three, making them a realistic solution for harvesting energy.

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