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Powering Internet of Things Sensors with Paper Batteries Charged by Bacteria

Thermoelectric technology was created as an innovative, environmentally friendly way to harvest heat and convert it into energy. With that being said, there is always room for improvement.

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This entry was posted in on November 01, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Thermoelectric Nanogenerator Could Allow For Infrared Light Energy Harvesting

Energy harvesting has been a hot topic lately and has attracted interest for developing clean and sustainable energy technologies. While there are many different aspects of thermoelectrics that are being researched and engineered for improvements, one is significant thermal difference (ΔT). In a past blog, we talked about a newly developed TEG that can operate with a 5 degree C thermal difference, but today we will talk about a flexible photo-thermoelectric nanogenerator.

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This entry was posted in on October 25, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

II-VI Marlow’s Vietnam Manufacturing Facility Receives ISO 13485 Certification

II-VI Marlow is proud and excited to announce the recent ISO 13485 certification of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vietnam. This certification was granted by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services (TIC).

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This entry was posted in Marlow on October 19, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Japanese Researchers Created a Flexible Thermoelectric Generator

Over time, scientists and engineers have found ways to integrate new technologies into our everyday lives. We have fitness watches, smartphones, sleep trackers, and more, but these devices aren’t attached to us at all times. People get sick of fitness watches, forget to track each night of sleep, and although we typically keep our smartphone within arm’s length, they are not as essential to us as the clothes we wear. Think about it, your clothes are the one thing you could never function in society without.

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This entry was posted in renewable energy , Energy Harvesting and thermoelectric technology on September 27, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Scientists Successfully Developed a Thermoelectric Generator with 5° C Thermal Difference

The world as we know it is getting closer and closer to becoming a completely IoT-based society. For those unfamiliar with the Internet of Things, we wrote all about it in our last blog post! It is essentially a system of integrated computing devices or sensors that transmit data over a network. Think about all the devices in your home that have WiFi capabilities. Your phone, smartwatch, television, heating and air conditioning, and the list goes on.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric generator and thermoelectric technology on September 13, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Energy Sources for Remote IoT Devices and Sensors

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of integrated computing devices or sensors that transmit data over a network. These devices can be controlled and monitored remotely. But how is this intricate network powered and sustained?

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This entry was posted in Energy Harvesting on September 06, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

New Commercial Applications For Ultra Thin Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

There is a growing demand for smaller and more efficient thermoelectric generators. Emerging research findings on nanostructures reveal a potential for the expansion of commercial applications.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric technology and thermoelectric generator on August 16, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

How to Build Your Own Thermoelectric Generator

In 1821, German physicist Thomas Seebeck found that two dissimilar metals exposed to varying temperatures will generate an electrical current. This phenomenon has since been referred to as the Seebeck Effect and is the basis for thermoelectric generators.


The following exercise details step-by-step instructions on how to construct a thermoelectric generator from household items.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric generator and thermoelectric technology on August 02, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Aerospace & Defense Technology Using Thermoelectric Generators

Aerospace and defense technology requires high degrees of reliability and durability in hostile and ever-changing environments. Thermoelectric generators [TEGs] meet these qualifications and can also serve as a valuable cost-cutting, time-saving solution. Find out what research has been conducted recently in the field as well as applications of the TEGs in defense and aerospace fields.

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This entry was posted in aerospace and thermoelectric generator on July 19, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

MIT Physicists Announce Advances in Thermoelectric Material Efficiency

On May 25th, 2018 Science Advances published a report by MIT physicists Brian Skinner and Liang Fu on a ground-breaking theoretical method that could drastically increase the efficiency of thermoelectric energy.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric technology and TE materials on July 03, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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