The Nanoelectronics Theory and Simulation Lab is fortunate to have been selected as a recipient of 2 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU cards (adding up to a total of 5760 cores, capable of 8.6 Tflops performance!) to accelerate our calculations. This award is part of NVIDIA’s Academic Hardware Grant Program.
This invention, co-invented with Prof. Robert Blick of the University of Hamburg, uses folded 2-dimensional materials to reach enhanced thermoelectric conversion efficiencies. 2-D materials like grapheme are great electrical and thermal conductors; by folding them, the thermal path is suppressed, diverting more thermal energy into electrical, thereby increasing thermoelectric conversion efficiency: