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Thermo-electric (TE) modules are used either for cooling or for electricity production. CEM is involved in the key areas of modern TE research with considerable chances of breakthrough results. If low-temperature TE materials can be developed based on the Kondo effect, it will revolutionize modern society by providing an efficient cooling technology for high Tc superconductors.

Until recently, no cheap and reliable thermoelectric generators (TEG) were available for high-temperature energy conversion. CEM has developed environmentally friendly TEGs (non-toxic materials) based on the current best performing materials developed at iNANO. This is a major technological breakthrough that will significantly improve energy efficiency in many industrial processes through harvest of waste heat.

There are a huge number of potential applications for TEGs including car exhaust, energy equipment, combustion and heat transfer equipment, biomass systems, mobile generators etc.