Converting Heat to Electricity

Researchers at the University of Minnesota recently created a new alloy that can convert heat to electricity.

One obvious use for this material would be in the exhaust pipes of vehicles. Several automakers are already working on heat transfer devices that can convert a car’s hot exhaust into usable electricity; General Motors is using alloys called skutterudites, which are cobalt-arsenide materials doped with rare earths.

New Alloy Can Convert Heat Directly Into Electricity

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