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New research advances field of thermoelectrics as waste heat recovery technology

Fundamental to the laws of thermodynamics, many systems, like car engines, produce heat as a by-product of their desired operation. It’s called waste heat.

High-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) image of a Ni 2wt% Pt composite material overlaid with false-color elemental mapping of Pt (red), Ni (green) and O (blue) determined by X-ray energy-dispersive spectroscopy in a scanning transmission electron microscope. In both images, the Ni particles are coated in a thin layer of NiO and decorated with well-dispersed Pt nanoparticles.To read more, check out the article featured on the College of Engineering's website, and the publication itself in Nature Communications, authored in-part by CEMAS researchers!