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April 28, 2015
Phonons, arise
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 28, 2015
Modern research has found no simple, inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature. That lack of control has made it hard to create new classes of devices that use phonons - the agents of thermal conductivity - rather than electrons or photons to harvest energy or transmit information. Phonons - atomic vibrations that transport heat energy in solids at speeds up to the speed of sound - have proved hard to harness. Now, using only a 9-volt battery at room temperatur ... read more
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