The thermoelectric converter module using an organic polymer material. Credit: Tech-on

Fujifilm breaks record with thermoelectric material

February 7, 2013 by Bob Yirka

(—Photographic film maker Fujifilm has been busy this year at the Nanotech 2013 conference being held in Tokyo. First came news of bendable/roll up speakers. Now the company is showing off a new thermoelectric material it’s developed that is so sensitive it can covert a difference in temperature of just 1°C to several kilowatts of electricity.

At the conference, Fujifilm showed a person pressing their hand against a device that caused a toy car to begin circling around a track. It’s based on a thermoelectric material, representatives from the company told attendees that has the highest conversation efficiency of any other such material.

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