Scientists from the University of MISiS have developed a completely unique polymeric material based on nanotubes. It can be used to create chargers for smartphones or any other wearable electronics that will convert the heat of the human body into energy.
Thermoelectric materials are compounds and alloys that can convert heat into electricity. Almost all existing thermoelectrics have a very low efficiency – about 10%.
New polymeric materials based on elongated and ordered nanotubes on a semiconductor substrate consisе of polyethylene dioxythiophene, which has a high electrical conductivity.
Scientists say that this material can be used on a daily basis since it is completely harmless to the human body.
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