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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 automotive , industries , thermoelectric cooling and thermoelectric technology 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 aerospace and thermoelectric technology 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 aerospace , thermoelectric technology , Power generation 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 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

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

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

Proposed “Space Force” Could Rely Heavily on Thermoelectric Technology

On June 18th, 2018 President Trump made an announcement that he is directing the Department of Defense to create a new sixth branch of the military that will be called “The Space Force.” The President also gave directives to the Department of Defense to begin modernizing the methods of tracking objects in orbit. The big announcement has great implications for increase in demand for thermoelectric technology in the space industry.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric technology and aerospace on June 21, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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