Energy materials

Thermoelectric generation

We have designed and built a custom made thermoelectric analysis system, which allows us to probe a materials Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity and its thermal conductivity. Fully computer controlled, this system features a vacuum controlled chamber, with a remotely controlled heating element and active cooling system, providing the necessary high temperature gradients, and high electrical precision to test any material.

Triboelectric generation

To probe the triboelectric effect of specific materials, the ATI has custom built sub-micron precise automated motion control systems, and ultra-sensitive electrical characterisation units, in order to perform the necessary high precision characterisations of these devices. Applying a material to these systems allow us to quantify the power generated during specific movements of the triboelectric device or material, allowing the further development of the necessary material advances required to meet the current consumer demands.


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