An Inconvenient Truth About Thermoelectrics

An Inconvenient Truth About Thermoelectrics cvining Wed, 09/02/2009 - 14:41

From Nature Materials, February 2009, Volume 8 No 2


An inconvenient truth about thermoelectrics pp83 - 85

Cronin B. Vining


Despite recent advances, thermoelectric energy conversion will never be as efficient as steam engines. That means thermoelectrics will remain limited to applications served poorly or not at all by existing technology. Bad news for thermoelectricians, but the climate crisis requires that we face bad news head on.

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