MIT Develops A Way To Increase Thermal Electricity Threefold

MIT engineers have found an easier way for heat to be converted into electricity. The researchers reengineered thermoelectric devices by making use of “topological” materials. These materials are ones that insulate the interior but support electron movement on an object’s surface. Postdoc Te-Huan Liu of MIT’s mechanical engineering department and his team made use of the unique physics of topological materials to make the discovery.

Published in Gineers Now, 24th January, 2018