Tin in Thermoelectric Materials

Tin is often part of complex multi-component materials developed to convert heat energy, especially waste heat, into useful electricity, known as thermoelectric materials. Indeed tin selenide has been hailed as ‘the worlds best’ thermoelectric material due to its unique crystal structure. A large number of materials are under development for different temperature ranges and environments including simple products such as zinc tin oxides or tin sulphides as well as more sophisticated products such as ‘Huesler’ alloys such as nickel manganese tin.st.

Researchers push forward on tin heat harvesting materials

Researchers push forward on tin heat harvesting materials

Several teams of researchers have published new results for tin selenide heat harvesting materials that can be used to convert waste heat to electricity. Tin selenide has been known for some time to be the ‘most promising’ candidate for such materials but there has...

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