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- While Thermoelectric devices have been in used for a long time, their use are still limited to niche market, mostly due to cost and performance reason.
- The effect of pressure on the oxidation rate and oxide scale morphology is the subject of continued research.
- The progressive diffusion of Al from coating into ferritic-martensitic substrate has been one of the main factors against the application of aluminide slurries on an industrial scale.
- Measurements of dielectric constant of human skin in vivo at THz frequencies using time-domain spectroscopy.
- Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysers (PEMWE) are a promising technology for renewable hydrogen production.
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- Vicky Pope, Met Office
- Yury Andreev, National Tomsk State Research University
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- Gregory Offer
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