Electricity Made from Thin Air (and Heat) 😱

An overview of thermoelectricity, materials, devices and the challenges ahead

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Thermoelectric-wha?!

The Big 3

The inner workings of the Seebeck effect

Temperature gradient and charge buildup. (source)

Thermoelectric materials

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Measuring and optimizing thermoelectricity

How do we optimize the ZT?

The conflicting nature of favourable properties make them hard to optimize.

Key challenges

Bottom line

Dictionary 📙

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