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Sep 16, 2020

Boundaries no barrier for thermoelectricity

Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology

Though the Summer Olympics were postponed, there’s at least one place to see agile hurdlers go for the gold.

You just need a way to view these electron games.

Using a novel optical detection system, researchers at Rice University found that electricity generated by temperature differences doesn’t appear to be affected measurably by placed in its way in nanoscale gold wires, while strain and other defects in the material can change this “thermoelectric” response.

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