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New Silicon-based Research Converts Waste Heat into Energy

Body Heat - The Future to Charging Medical Devices

Current implanted medical devices, including pacemakers, have an enormous drawback due to their limited battery life. If a patient’s battery within their medical device runs out of power unexpectedly, it can have serious health implicants. This shortcoming restricts the ability for long term usage, but there may be a solution- the human body itself.

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A New Thermoelectric Material Breaks Records

In the realm of thermoelectric technology, there is an ongoing exploration for better, more efficient materials. Scientists keep hard at work testing, hypothesizing, and theorizing about ways to make devices that can withstand higher temperatures, pressures, with a higher energy output, and can function at smaller temperature differences.

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This entry was posted in Power generation and thermoelectric technology on March 07, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover 15 Year Mission Comes to an End

NASA recently announced it will be concluding its first ever Mars rover mission after the rover has been out of service for nearly a year. The Mars rover, Opportunity, will be forever known as the longest living robot on another planet to date. Amongst its accomplishments include, photographing Mars red plains and revealing a land previously unknown to man.

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This entry was posted in Thermoelectrics , thermoelectric technology , aerospace and industries on February 14, 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

Thermoelectric Technologies Used in the Automotive Industry

We’ve talked before about how thermoelectric technologies are present in the medical, aerospace, and defense industries as a reliable and efficient energy source. There are some amazing things that can be accomplished in these industries with the help of our technology, but there are more common applications as well. So much so, that these devices can be applied to something that most of us use every single day - cars.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric cooling , thermoelectric technology , industries and automotive on January 17, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA InSight Mars Lander Safely Touches Down

NASA has been busy at work engineering a robot assigned with the task of journeying to the Red Planet. It is different from the Mars rovers, such as Spirit and Opportunity, as it has a totally different task at hand. This NASA robot named InSight is a lander, with a specific duty to explore what lies below the planet’s surface. It has been busy at work since it touched down in late 2018.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric technology and aerospace on January 03, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA Successfully Tests Mini-Nuclear Fission Reactor For Space Exploration

Thermoelectric technology has an important role in space travel and discovery, which we have laid out extensively in previous blog posts, but what about nuclear power?

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This entry was posted in Power generation , thermoelectric technology , aerospace and industries on December 06, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Thermoelectric Technology in the Medical Industry

Thermoelectric technologies have a wide range of applications across multiple industries. They are great alternative energy sources due to scalability, sustainability, efficiency, precise temperature control, and long operational life just to name a few.

One of the most dynamic and exciting industries in modern society is medicine. People are living longer and there are more cures to diseases than ever before thanks to continual medical advancements.

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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 Energy Harvesting , thermoelectric technology and renewable energy on September 27, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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