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Boston College, MIT Researchers Achieve Dramatic Increase in Thermoelectric Efficiency


March 20, 2008

engineering graphic 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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