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Boston College, MIT Researchers Achieve Dramatic Increase in Thermoelectric Efficiency

March 20, 2008

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Harnessing the thermoelectric effect has both enticed and frustrated scientists since its discovery in the early 19th century. A team of Boston College and MIT researchers report using nanotechnology to engineer a commonly used semiconductor alloy to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products that run cleaner. Full Story

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