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Researchers use nickel-containing multi-ferroic alloys to make electricity out of waste heat

G.E. Coates - December 31, 2011

Ferroic Alloys

It is the dream of researchers to find a way of efficiently converting heat from waste sources into useful electricity. University of Minnesota researchers may be on the right track following the development of a multi-ferroic alloy containing 45% nickel that permits just such a conversion.

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