Tom Ligon wrote:I wanna hear more about the grapheme thermoelectrics. I'll go out looking, but if you've got any especially good links, I'm game.
The little gizmos I've been playing with are fun, but something that can take wood stove heat and be ... heck, we'd settle for 19% but if we can get 50+, hoorah ... well, the rules change.
Dr. Bussard had a piece of art in his office, evidently a going away present from co-workers. I believe EMC2 has it ... it was at the Santa Fe lab. It depicted him at a desk with two phones, one to each ear, smoking, and saying something impolitic to the effect of, "Well, if that's the case, maybe SOLAR is the answer."
One wonders if it was why he was leaving.
So ... if that's the case maybe thermoelectric is the answer.
Thanks Tom, this is my pet topic
I've lost some of my more interesting links.. But here is one I remember that showed a zt of 3.25 at 800K, which is still only 27% efficient however the bulk material cost is almost nothinghttp://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130206/ ... 01228.html
I recall reading about a zt of 20 discussed...http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/jo ... /1.2814080
Unfortunately both of these links are behind pay walls.. but scientists gotta eat too I guess...