TECs

Programmable Temperature Controller Introduced for Thermoelectric Assemblies

May 4th, 2015

Laird introduces a new SR-54 Series bi-directional programmable controller for Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs). The controller monitors and protects important equipment and ensures high performance. The controller is easy to use, customizable, and is ideal for…read more

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Thermoelectric Coolers Ideal for Cooling Mobile Devices in All Environments

April 13th, 2015

EIC Solutions Inc. introduces a product line of Auto-ranging (M105) Thermoelectric Air Conditioners. The ThermoTEC 141, 145 and 151 series have auto ranging power capabilities. The auto ranging feature is ideal for cooling mobile devices…read more

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ASU Engineer’s Computing Node Research Suggests Large Reduction in Energy Usage

April 7th, 2015

Carole-Jean Wu, computer scientist and engineer at Arizona State University, is gaining recognition for her work to improve energy efficiency of computing nodes, which includes everything from smartphones and tablets, to desktop processors and data…read more

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Conductive Crystal Structure Stops Heat Transfer

July 21st, 2014

European scientists have released new research on a perfect crystalline structure that breaks the rules of physics by stopping heat transfer instead of allowing it to travel through the material. This theoretical explanation of how…read more

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Porous Materials May Boost Thermoelectric Devices

July 17th, 2014

Greek scientists have released a new study demonstrating how porous substances can act as effective thermoelectric materials, opening the door to the use of such materials in future devices. In recent years, researchers have been…read more

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Three-Phase Thermoelectric Air Conditioners for Enclosure Cooling

June 9th, 2014

Thermolectric cooling supplier TECA has announced new three-phase thermoelectric air conditioners. Offering high performance and efficiency, the new maintenance-free air conditioners do not require filters, coolant or chemicals of any kind. Each has a built-in…read more

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Built-in Heat Spreading for Efficient Thermoelectric Cooling of Concentrated Heat Loads

May 29th, 2014

Jeff Hershberger, Robert Smythe, Xiaoyi Gu and Richard F. Hill Laird Technologies, Inc. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric cooling is an active thermal management technique.  A thermoelectric cooler (TEC) has two circuit boards which are typically Al2O3 plates…read more

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New Thermoelectric Material May Boost Development of Green Technologies

May 23rd, 2014

New material properties discovered by researchers at the University of Miami may impact ongoing research into thermoelectric materials, which are useful in power generation, energy detection and refrigeration and cooling. Lead author Joshua Cohn, professor…read more

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High-Performing Thermoelectric Material May Improve Clean Energy Research

May 12th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Houston have discovered a new thermoelectric material capable of high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 300 degrees Celsius (573 degrees Fahrenheit) and possibly higher. The material is…read more

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High Power Thermoelectric Cold Plate for 19-Inch Racks

May 12th, 2014

Elite Thermal Engineering, a developer of high power, high performance thermoelectric cooling devices, has released a 19-inch version of its thermoelectric cooling plate OCP-300 and high power heat sink HS-004 created for use with 19-inch…read more

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Solving the Thermoelectric Mystery

May 5th, 2014

Thermoelectric materials—substances that exhibit the so-called thermoelectric effect, in which a temperature difference creates an electric potential or vice versa—have been known for decades and employed in applications including power generation and refrigeration. Despite their…read more

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Free Sizing Software for Thermoelectric Air Conditioners

April 15th, 2014

TECA Corporation has released its newest sizing software to estimate thermoelectric air conditioner requirements. Available as a free download from TECA’s website, the new sizing software features an intuitive and user-friendly interface. With parameters defined…read more

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Flexible Thermoelectric Generator Could Power Wearable Devices Using Body Heat

April 11th, 2014

Researchers have developed a new thermoelectric generator that could replace batteries as a more versatile power source. As interest grows in wearable electronics like Google Glass, smartwatches and fitness trackers, finding a suitable, long-lasting reliable…read more

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Nanoscale Pillars May Improve Thermoelectric Materials

March 10th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder say a new method of improving thermoelectric materials could lead to the development of better solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment and effective devices that could turn waste…read more

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