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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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This entry was posted in thermoelectric moducle and mars on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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

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

Detectors and Sensors with Multistage Thermoelectric Coolers

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.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric coolers and sensors on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Advances in Microcontroller Based Temperature Control

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.

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This entry was posted in temperature control and Microcontroller on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Climatherm™ Products Protect Electronics in Extreme Cold Or Hot Conditions

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.

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

Thermoelectric Coolers are Advancing the DNA PCR Process

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.

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This entry was posted in Polymerase Chain Reaction , Thermoelectrics and PCR on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Improve Energy Efficiency with II-VI Energy Harvesting Technology

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.

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

Welcome to II-VI Marlow, Leaders in Thermoelectric Technology

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.  

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

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