Controlling Thermal Conductivity of Polymers with Light

Polymers are regularly used as thermal insulators for everything from keeping beverages hot to keeping sensitive electronics cool. In some cases, polymers can even be used as thermal conductors to enable efficient heating or cooling. In a new study, researchers at the

Observation of Anisotropic Magneto-Peltier Effect

For the first time in the world, NIMS and Tohoku University jointly observed an anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect–a thermoelectric conversion phenomenon in which simple redirection of a charge current in a magnetic material induces heating and cooling. Thermoelectric heating and cooling are conventionally