Gallery: Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce E...


We’ve written about the possibilities that carbon nanotubes can unlock before, and now, an intrepid team of MIT scientists have discovered a never before known phenomenon using the tubes, which are essentially rolled up sheets of graphene. The occurence, which researchers are calling “thermopower waves” causes powerful waves of energy to speed down the tubes. Michael Strano, MIT’s Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering says that the discovery “opens up a new area of energy research, which is rare,” and according to MIT, the new development could pave the road to a totally new way of producing electricity.

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