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2013-12-04 Volume production of thermoelectric modules almost at hand
The researchers from Fraunhofer have shown that half-Heusler compounds, which are highly suitable materials for thermoelectric processes, can be produced significantly and more efficiently.
2002-10-12 Thermoelectric Temperature Control Using the ispPAC20
This application note focuses on the temperature control system based on the use of Peltier-effect thermoelectric coolers.
2007-08-20 Thermoelectric material packs performance in paper-thin size
Nextreme's paper-thin thermoelectric material achieves temperature differentials of 55-60C at room temperature, comparable with the performance of larger conventional thermoelectric technology.
2016-04-26 Thermoelectric device enhances energy conversion by 10x
NEC, NEC TOKIN and Tohoku University develops a Spin Seebeck thermoelectric device with conversion efficiency more than 10 times higher than existing methods.
2009-01-22 Thermoelectric coolers match optoelectronics, telecom apps
Nextreme Thermal Solutions has released the OptoCooler HV14 high voltage and high heat pumping thermoelectric cooler that operates at low currents and optimized for standard circuitry and power requirements.
2007-05-18 Thermoelectric component adds new features
Nextreme's enhanced miniature embedded thermoelectric component material has a new technology that enables the consistent achievement of temperature differentials of 55 to 60C at room temperature.
2015-02-11 Researchers envision thermoelectric nanowires in chips
Researchers at Sandia National Labs have found a room-temperature electroforming technique that removes heat at the source and discovered methods of embedding thermoelectric nanowires into chips.
2003-04-11 Quantum Fuel Systems to acquire Global Thermoelectric
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Global Thermoelectric Inc. for about $75 million.
2011-10-31 Magnetic control for thermoelectric voltage
Thermoelectric voltage effect in magnetic tunnel structures can be used in nano-electronic junctions.
2012-03-30 Liquid-like material to pave way for new thermoelectric devices
The researchers studied a material made from copper and selenium that exhibits liquid-like behaviors due to the way its copper atoms flow through the selenium's crystal lattice.
2012-12-04 Laird touts thin film thermoelectric modules
The eTEG series are thermoelectric power generators that according to the company harvest waste heat and convert it in to usable output DC power.
2002-10-17 ispPAC20 Thermoelectric Temperature Controller Evaluation Board PAC20-EV-TEC
This application note describes how to use the ispPAC20 to implement analog circuits such as amplifiers and active filters.
2003-08-06 FuelCell acquires Global Thermoelectric
FuelCell Energy Inc. has announced the acquisition of Global Thermoelectric Inc., a developer of SOFC technology, through an all-stock transaction.
2003-12-22 A Thermoelectric Cooler Temperature Controller for Fiber Optic Lasers
This application note discusses the specifics of a thermoelectric cooler temperature controller for fiber optic lasers.
2007-10-25 Wireless EEG system runs on body heat
IMEC has developed a two-channel wireless EEG system powered by body heat dissipated naturally from the forehead.
2007-05-01 Thin-film tech sets new performance paradigm
Thin-film devices need to be put into the right thermal and dimensional form-factor environment. The devices can be integrated directly into a semiconductor or optoelectronic package to achieve localized cooling and temperature control hat.
2011-09-01 Taking advantage of ambient energy
Know how to convert ambient energy sources into electrical energy by utilizing an appropriate transducer, such as thermoelectric generator for heat, a piezoelectric element for vibration, or a photovoltaic cell for sunlight.
2013-08-05 Semimetals show heat to electrical conversion efficiency
Researchers in Japan found a layered semimetal compound that offers unprecedented efficiency of heat to electric current conversion, outlining its potential to be used as a thermoelectric material.
2009-03-23 Power generators boast improved efficiency, output
Nextreme Thermal Solutions has doubled the efficiency and power output of its thin-film thermoelectric power generator.
2007-04-02 Next-gen chips bridge design, process
Morris Chang of TSMC cites two strategies foundries need to develop to remain profitable in the CE era.
2007-09-04 MEMS-based ICs keep chips cool
Micropelt GmbH helps to keep semiconductors, laser diodes and photonic sensors cool with its thermoelectric coolers on microchip basis, manufactured in MEMS technology.
2002-10-22 Melcor heat pump heats to 150W
Melcor Corp.'s MPA series of solid-state air/plate heat pumps offers cooling capacities ranging from 20W to >70W and heating capabilities >150W.
2002-03-16 Managing thermal conditions in enclosures
This technical article describes how thermal management issues are becoming a serious agenda for designers placing telecom equipment in harsh environments.
2006-08-16 Low-voltage techniques measure resistance
This article discusses techniques to eliminate thermoelectric voltages to allow more accurate resistance measurements, including a three-step delta measurement method for low-power/low-voltage applications. In addition, it also presents a method for accurately making differential conductance measurements.
2013-01-10 Identifying prospects in green power
There are many opportunities in energy harvesting for use in green power alternative energies.
2012-10-08 How to turn waste heat into electrical energy
Here's a look at a device designed to generate multiple watts of power by turning waste heat from industrial piping into electrical energy.
2008-06-09 Firm aims to bring efficient cooling to image sensors
Princeton Lightwave and Nextreme Thermal Solutions have agreed to co-develop a SWIR focal plane sensor using efficient thermoelectric cooling.
2013-04-02 3D printed generators recycle waste heat into energy
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute found a way to use 3D printed Thermoelectric generators inside large power stations to covert the produced heat into electrical power.
2002-04-30 TI monitoring IC replaces up to five discrete components
The AMC7820 analog monitoring and control circuit from Texas Instruments Inc. replaces up to five discrete components, allowing the IC to be used in multi-channel application that require small sized components such as pump laser current and thermoelectric cooler (TEC) control in optical amplifiers, as well as optical power monitoring in DWDM applications.
2010-12-28 Skutterudites use exhaust heat to recharge HEV batteries
Research shows that the thermoelectric materials can feasible be commercialized for applications such as converting heat into electricity to charge the batteries of a hybrid vehicle.
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