RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., 19 Aug. 2007. Nextreme Inc. in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has developed a miniature, thin-film thermoelectric generator (TEG) that converts heat directly into electricity.
The solid state TEG delivers power generation densities (>3W/cm2) in excess of those achieved using bulk materials and is optimized to provide power in a form factor that can be as much as 20 times thinner than bulk material alternatives.
This opens up waste heat energy conversion applications for the Nextreme technology as well as remote power applications.
Manufactured using semiconductor fabrication techniques, the TEG is scalable and can be used in a broad range of markets and applications including military and aerospace, automotive, thermal batteries, medical implants, and wireless sensor networks.
For more information contact Nextreme online at www.nextreme.com.