Using nanotechnology to convert waste heat into electricity | Charles Stafford | TEDxTucsonSalon

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Dr. Stafford's talk discusses his ideas of using nanotechnology to convert waste heat into electricity. In particular, he shows how we might take advantage of quantum oddities in the way heat is transferred across specific atomic structures, so that we could produce cost-effective, non-polluting electricity.

Dr. Stafford is a Professor of Physics at the University of Arizona. He is also Co-Director of the UA Chemical Physics Program. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Stafford has focused his research on the theory of charge and heat flow in quantum systems. He has published over seventy peer-reviewed scientific articles, and he holds three U.S. Patents for inventions in nanotechnology. In 2000, he received the ABB Prize of the Swiss Physical Society “for his outstanding contributions to research on Cohesion and Conductance of Disordered Metallic Contacts.”

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