Nanocrystal-coated fibers might reduce wasted energy

Engineers at Purdue University have coated glass fibers with a new thermoelectric material formed by dipping glass fibers in a solution containing nanocrystals of lead telluride and then exposing them to heat in a process called annealing to fuse the crystals together. The resulting material is far less brittle and more effiicient to produce than conventional thermoelectrics.

Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets

(Phys.org) -- Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties ...

Wed 11 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Nanotechnology could recover energy

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a new technique could harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and ...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from UPI

Nanocrystal-Coated Fibers Recapture Heat

Researchers are developing a technique that uses nanotechnology to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to potentially recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Thermoelectric Nanocrystal-Coated Fibers Help Recover Waste Energy

By Cameron Chai A team of researchers from the Purdue University has developed a coating technique using nanotechnology to recapture waste energy from cars, power plants and factories. The research...

Thu 19 Apr 12 from AZoNano

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