[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Annette Gallagher
a.gallagher1@umiami.edu
305-284-1121
University of Miami

Thermoelectric material

Caption: Lithium purple-bronze (LiPB) is a thermoelectric material comprised of aligned conducting, zig-zag chains of molybdenum and oxygen (left image, pink and white circles with green bonds). When an electric current was applied in a direction slightly misaligned with the chains (depicted as gray lines, right image), heat flowed perpendicular to the current, a phenomenon known as the transverse Peltier effect. The efficiency of this effect in LiPB was among the largest known for a single compound.

Credit: Dr. Joshua Cohn, University of Miami

Usage Restrictions: Use with caption and credit.

Related news release: New insight into thermoelectric materials may boost green technologies


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]