The II-VI Marlow team is well equipped to support your design efforts with a multitude of skills and services. Research and development is a very significant part of our company. We strive to develop products that give real value to our customers. We also continue to incorporate new technological solutions developed by our scientists and engineers that yield significant improvements in overall thermoelectric performance.Continue reading →
II-VI Marlows’ ability to provide both low-cost standard products and cost-efficient, customized products remains our industry advantage. As the leading supplier of custom thermoelectric coolers (TECs), Marlow has a concept-to-completion approach to design. This approach enables II-VI Marlow to span a variety of markets and applications, offering world-class support to the customer and capturing the optimum design to match their requirements.
Why is a custom, optimized design important?
According to basic theory, TEC coefficient of performance (COP) is a strong function of ∆T across the elements. In a real-world situation, with thermal resistances due to interfaces and heat exchangers, ∆T across the elements is a function of COP. Therefore, there is a compounding effect and a severe penalty for failure to optimize at the system level. II-VI Marlow's optimization process specifically addresses minimizing TEC power consumption by system-level analysis.
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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!Continue reading →
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).Continue reading →