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Thermoelectric Oxide Materials

Thermoelectric Oxide Materials

Thermoelectric technology is the energy conversion technique which produces electricity directly from solid semiconductor element caused by temperature difference.
Because structure, construction system is so simple, thermoelectric technology has advantage over other kind of electricity production system.
For example, they can be small and light, no exhaust emission, robust etc…At the moment, energy to electricity energy conversion efficiency is still low and they have been applied as some specific purpose as practical use.
Recently, some other expectation to be applied as small scale energy conversion system by producing energy from waste heat in various places such as automotive exhaust gas and garbage incineration plants.

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