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What is the Seebeck Effect

Similar to Christopher Columbus navigating the vast waters of the Atlantic, Thomas Seebeck helped to plot the way for the field of thermoelectrics. Seebeck’s discoveries in the 19th century have stood the test of time and continue to be used to this day.

Along with fellow physicists Jean Peltier of the Peltier effect and Lord Kelvin of the Thomson effect, Seebeck created the foundation for the field of thermoelectrics as we know it today.

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This entry was posted in seebeck effect on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

What is the Peltier Effect

NASCAR has Dale Earnhardt, cooking shows have Julia Child, and thermoelectrics has Jean Peltier. While his might not be a household name, chances are his discoveries and lasting legacy has reached you in some way. Peltier, a French physicist, is responsible for discovering what are now called thermoelectric coolers and heaters.

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Charging Devices Using Thermoelectrics

The United Nations reports that more people in the world have mobile phones than have access to fully functional latrines. It may take the mind just a minute to comprehend that.

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This entry was posted in devices and Thermoelectrics on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

What is Energy Harvesting?

In a time where people are consuming the Earth’s resources at the fastest rate ever, finding alternate power sources is a great way to help create sustainable energy. A sustainable energy solution such as energy harvesting provides an environmentally friendly way to harness natural energy. Energy harvesting provides several benefits and has become a proven solution for the rapidly depleting resources on our planet.

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This entry was posted in Energy Harvesting on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Eliminate Mosquitoes using Renewable Energy

Summer is approaching and the weather is heating up in Texas! South central portions of the United States received record rainfall this spring season. June 21 will have the most daylight of any day is fast approaching. What does all this mean? Mosquito season and the potential for West Nile Virus is upon us!

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This entry was posted in renewable energy on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Power Adapters For Thermoelectric Coolers (TECS)

Thermoelectric modules and systems provide a solid state method to achieve programmable heating, cooling or temperature cycling by converting electrical power to heat pumping capability.  In thermoelectric applications, the power supply, or electrical power source, provides a DC current (Amps) at a regulated output, or working voltage (VDC).

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This entry was posted in power adapter and thermoelectric cooler on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

II-VI Marlow Thermoelectric Module is on Mars

The Atlas V rocket thrusts the launch vehicle from the launch pad and propels it free of earth’s gravitational force and out into the dark and unforgiving environment of space. 254 days later the spacecraft begins a landing sequence that includes a steered free fall, a parachute descent, a rocket powered deceleration, then a tethered drop to the surface of the planet.

The launch date was 26 November 2011 and the vehicle within the spacecraft was the Mars Science Laboratory, aptly named Curiosity.

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Beverage Refrigeration and Thermoelectric Cooling

There are several modes of operation when discussing thermoelectric applications for beverage cooling:

1. Temperature Maintenance
2. Cool Down and Sustain Mode
3. On Demand

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric cooling and beverage refrigeration on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

II-VI Marlow Powerstrap Generates Renewable Energy in Lubbock, Texas

What do you get when you mix together Lubbock, Texas; a prison; a cruise ship and Superman’s lair … a pretty good mental image of Alaska’s North Slope oil field.

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Role of Thermoelectrics in Energy Harvesting

Without realizing it, you likely come across examples of energy harvesting regularly. For instance, wind turbines convert wind into usable energy. Solar panels convert sunlight into energy. Hydroelectric dams make use of converting flowing water into energy. Other sources of energy harvesting include mechanical displacement and vibration.

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This entry was posted in Energy Harvesting and Thermoelectrics on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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