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how to convert heat into electricity

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diodes that convert heat into electricity

hi
how to convert heat into electricity.....
if i go for thermistors and sensistors which change their resistance as per temperature, they still need some source of supply.

basically i want heat energy to be converted into electric energy...

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how to convert heat into energy

Hi,
Steam turbines also produce electricity using heat.
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convert heat into electricity french

About 35 years ago I saw the thermocouple method. There was this tube with thousands of them. A flame was put at the bottom of the tube and the heat rose. This unit put out several tens of watts.
 

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convert heat into electricity

What if I concentrate solar energy on the thermocouple using a magnifying glass? Please, let me know if that could do the trick.......
 

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The trouble is the low power with just one. You need many in series to make a useful voltage.
 

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A steam turbine can be used to convert heat into mechanical energy & a genarator convert mechanical energy into electricity.
We also can use a junction made of two different metal to convert heat into electricity.
 

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in my college days i read an old book regarding electronics project in a bookstore. i read from there that tunnel diodes can convert heat into electricity. connect them in series to get higher voltage. i start looking for tunnel diodes since then in local stores or online, but with no luck. so i havent tried it.
but it is really possible.
a private company is now doing the same thing, they call it silicon nano tubes.
 

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