New thermoelectric power generation technology using the anomalous Nernst effect in magnetic materials, successful in increasing electric voltage in FePt/MnGa thermopiles - Hopes for new environmental power generation technology -


 A group led by Professor Koki Takanashi and Assistant Professor Yuya Sakuraba of the Institute for Materials Research, with cooperation from a group led by Professor Terunobu Miyazaki and Associate Professor Shigemi Mizukami of the Advanced Institute for Materials Research at Tohoku University devised a new thermoelectric power generation technology utilizing the phenomenon called the anomalous Nernst effect which occurs in magnetic materials such as metals and semiconductors and succeeded in increasing electric voltage in an experimental thermopile.

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