This post is the second part about thermoelectricity. Thomson effect is a reversible thermoelectric phenomenon and related to Seebeck and Peltier effects.
The Seebeck and Peltier effects are thermoelectric phenomena that explain the operation of thermocouples, temperature sensors with 2 different materials.
A new formula for white paint got a reflectivity record, allowing to save energy with air conditioner and improve thermal isolation.
2 billion years ago, occurred a nuclear fission in the Oklo uranium deposit, current Gabon, Central Africa. It’s the only natural nuclear reactor discovered so far.
The Fresnel linear concentrator is a little known form of thermal solar energy generation. The operation of this technology is today’s subject.
Stirling engine is of external combustion. Created in 1816 by Stirling brothers to be an alternative to steam engines, which were dangerous at that time.
Continuing to Technical Museum Nikola Tesla series. Are shown another section and main hall. Other part are in following links.
This is the second post of series about the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla. To see the first post, click in following button.
This post’s subject are the 5 discontinuities of Earth’s interior which demarcate borders between inner layers.
The solar tower is another way to use sunlight as heat source to produce steam and spin a turbine. Can produce electricity even during night.