Record-setting thermoelectric figure of merit achieved for metal oxides

IMAGE: The barium-cobalt oxide film (top right, approximately 1 cm2) being exposed to an open flame to generate voltage. (Photo: Hiromichi Ohta) view more  Credit: Hiromichi Ohta Scientists at Hokkaido University have developed a layered cobalt oxide with a record-setting thermoelectric figure of merit, which can be used to enhance thermoelectric power generation. Waste heat is […]