Plumbing the depths of thermoelectrics in search of novel materials

Schematic drawing of the thermoelectric effect in nickel-gold alloys. Credit: Fabian Garmroudi Thermoelectrics enable the direct conversion of heat into electrical energy—and vice versa. This makes them interesting for a range of technological applications. In the search for thermoelectric materials with the best possible properties, a research team at the Vienna University of Technology (TU…

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