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Ionic Liquid breakthrough in thermal electrical energy

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PhD student Theodore Abraham explains how to measure temperature differences in ionic liquid electrolytes.
Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.
A small team of Monash University researchers working under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) has developed an ionic liquid-based thermocell. Thermocells are based on harnessing the thermal energy from the difference in temperature between two surfaces and converting that energy into electrical energy.

Full article: http://monash.edu/news/releases/show/ionic-liquid-breakthrough-in-thermal-electrical-energy
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