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By A.J. Roan
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Researchers solve heat-to-electricity loss

Metal Tech News - May 22, 2023


Last updated 5/30/2023 at 3:08pm

Microscopic picture of gallium nitride nanopillars on a silicon sheet.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Using a scanning electron microscope, researchers took a picture of the nanopillars that allow heat to slowly escape, enabling better electrical generation. Click image to see complete picture series.

200-year-old discovery offers breakthrough in thermoelectric sustainability.

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and collaboration with the University of Colorado, have created a novel method using gallium nitride that could drastically increase the conversion of heat into electricity. If perfected, this technology could help recoup some of the roughly $1...

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