Have you seen some of the incredible views of our universe, asteroids, comets, planets and stars? Are you familiar with the search for cures of deadly diseases and the need for a cleaner environment? What you may not know is that these things are related to thermoelectric devices.Continue reading →
The semiconductor manufacturing industry has continued to advance state-of-the-art processing capability resulting in lower cost, reduced power, faster Central Processing Units (CPUs) and denser memory. These continuous improvements enable highly integrated smaller footprint integrated circuits (ICs), and System-on-Chip (SoC) technologies.Continue reading →
Protect your electronics under extreme conditions. II-VI Marlow designs and manufactures Climatherm™ products. Lightweight, compact, long lasting, cost efficient electronic enclosures; these products range from as small as battery cases to industrial appliances.
Beyond high heat exchangers and thermoelectric coolers or TECs, our Climatherm™ air-to air product line was established for two primary reasons.Continue reading →
The Ebola virus seems to be screaming from the headlines and is on everyone’s minds lately. The human death toll in Western Africa is tragic and each day’s news stories bring greater fears of it spreading. You may have heard about new disease detection techniques related to the Ebola virus and possibly even DNA amplification and cloning. What is not commonly known is the role thermoelectric coolers play in these headline-grabbing medical stories. Today’s blog provides a little background into biomedical technology, in particular, the process of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). II-VI Marlow supports this technology through the development and production of thermocycling products.Continue reading →
Replacing batteries is the bane of my existence.
They always seem to go dead right when I’m comfortably settled on my couch, or leave me stranded in an empty parking lot on the way home from work. The right size of batteries is never available when I need it. So, if I ever catch that dumb little Energizer bunny beating a drum … well, you get the point.Continue reading →
We started this blog as a forum intended to get our work out into the world, to communicate our projects and our successes. For most of the day, we're working heads-down on complex projects, and we rarely have the time to discuss or share with the community around us who can benefit from our discoveries. Our aim is to create an open dialogue in the thermoelectric community: to explain our processes, discuss new techniques and to share our company's wins.Continue reading →
The transport properties of a solid includes the Seebeck coefficient (“S” in Volts per degree), the electrical conductivity (“s” in 1/(ohm-meters)) and the thermal conductivity (“l” in Watts per meter-Kelvin). These three properties determine the thermoelectric figure of merit (Z) performance, Z º S2s/l, which has units of reciprocal temperature.Continue reading →
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technology in molecular biology used to amplify a single copy, or a few copies, of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence.Continue reading →
“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute” and “Texas has four seasons, drought, flood, blizzard and twister,” are colloquialisms that well characterize the state of Texas weather.
As Texas covers a large geographical area, the variations in weather or climate can be significant. What about the variations in weather across the United States, or around the world? And how about global warming? Is it real? Is it something we need to try to affect? What are the facts and whose facts are correct? While we at II-VI Marlow may not have the answers to the global warming questions and/or be able to solve the global warming issue with thermoelectrics, we certainly can assist the scientists and climatologists that are working on this issue.Continue reading →
2016’s harsh winter left many of us without power for extended periods of time. Power outages went from bad to worse for those who have fireplaces that rely on electricity to ignite.
Fortunately, there are alternative energy sources, such as thermoelectric power, that can generate electricity. II-VI Marlow’s Thermoelectric Generators are a simple, cost- effective alternative to electric, battery or solar power.Continue reading →