Electricity Made from Thin Air (and Heat) 😱

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



The Big 3

The inner workings of the Seebeck effect

Temperature gradient and charge buildup. (source)

Thermoelectric materials


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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