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Pyroelectric effect hm

  1. Jul 22, 2008 #1
    The term defines a material possess electrical potential under different in temperature. That means we can harness power. That means we can make engine with a near 100% efficiency.
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  3. Jul 22, 2008 #2


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    No the efficiency of pyroelectric energy conversion is still well less than 100%. Was that your point?
  4. Jul 23, 2008 #3
    use the waste heat in the condenser before it go out to the reservoir . Of course there still efficiency in the process but we getting some more worked out of the whole thing.
  5. Jul 23, 2008 #4


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    What condenser? And how would you use the photoelectric effect on condenser heat? It requires photons - energetic ones, at that. You can't just point a solar panel at a warm object and expect it to generate a bunch of electricity from the handful of far infrared photons it receives.
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