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THERMOELECTRICITY

Bring on the heat

One third of industrial processes occur at high temperatures above 1300 K, but current methods of waste heat recovery at these temperatures are limited. Now, reduced graphene oxide is shown to be a highly efficient and reliable thermoelectric material up to 3000 K.

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Correspondence to Gabi Schierning.

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Fig. 1: Total industrial energy demand and availability of commercial thermoelectric generators.