TECs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thermoelectrically-Cooled Electronic Enclosure Line Expanded for More Applications

February 24th, 2014

EIC Solutions, a manufacturer of thermoelectric air conditioners, electronic enclosures and transit cases, has expanded its line of pre-packaged electronic enclosures with new sizes to meet more applications. Designed to protect and cool electronics and…read more

Mini Thermoelectric Modules Incorporate Thermally Conductive Circuit Boards

February 5th, 2014

Laird Technologies has announced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. Built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive…read more

Thermoelectric Air Conditioner Features Half-Ton Cooling Capacity

January 28th, 2014

Thermoelectric cooler manufacturer TECA Corporation has released the AHP-6263, the largest commercially available thermoelectric air conditioner currently on the market featuring a half-ton of cooling capacity. The AHP-6263 three-phase, 240 VAC air conditioner includes the…read more