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How Cold Neutrons Can Improve Performance of Thermoelectrics

Our researchers and engineers here at II-VI Marlow thrive off of finding new and innovative ways to improve our technology. Thermoelectric devices provide renewable, sustainable energy in many different ways, but the technology itself is still fairly new and scientists world-wide are trying to engineer more efficient devices. We already know that thermoelectric technology is versatile and reliable, but when they become efficient on a large scale, their potential applications could be endless.

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This entry was posted in TE materials , Energy Efficiency and Thermoelectrics on February 21, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Types of Materials for Harvesting Energy from Heat

What do you know about how a thermoelectric generator is constructed? Do you understand the Seebeck and Peltier Effects? What about how thermoelectric technology can be applied in different industries? Ok, last question. What do you know about the materials used in the construction of these devices?

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This entry was posted in TE materials , thermoelectric technology and Technical Library on February 07, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

How Thermoelectric Technology is Used in World’s First Air Conditioned Helmet

The term, “safety first” has always been a golden rule that we remind ourselves and teach our children, but what about “comfort second”? Feher Helmets has taken that idea to the next level by turning a typical motorcycle helmet into one equipped with a self-contained air conditioning system for a more comfortable ride.

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This entry was posted in devices , TE materials , Thermoelectrics and thermoelectric cooling on December 20, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

What Powers Spacecrafts in Deep Space

Man’s inaugural journey into space was a miraculous triumph but human nature leaves us wanting more. We yearn for new information and deeper travels, but innovations down here on Earth are what will launch us to new heights in space.

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This entry was posted in TE materials , thermoelectric cooler and aerospace on November 29, 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 TE materials and thermoelectric technology on July 03, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Better Thermoelectric Materials for the Weather

“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.

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This entry was posted in weather and TE materials on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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