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    Our latest Project Pitch

    Maxwell wrote in Theory of Heat that the Second Law of Thermodynamics requires the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. Carnot pointed to the observed atmospheric temperature lapse rate as an example of what we now call adiabatic expansion, thus rejecting the Zeroth Law. We find similar Zeroth Law violations in LEDs, which says that solid state is not bound by the Second Law. This is the essence of our technology. . Our technology converts environmental heat directly to electricity without a cold side.  It makes use of quantum-mechanical behavior of electrons in semiconductors between materials of differing composition.  Stacks of thin layers of selected semiconductor materials generate persistent voltages across themselves,…

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    Another Paper!

    We’ve just published another paper! We found something we weren’t looking for, and didn’t expect.  It took us over a year to come to terms with what the evidence was suggesting.  We said it raises questions about a violation of Kirchhoff’s Law, but that’s not the only way to interpret it.  One way or another, if the results can be verified, some basic assumption breaks. The tile of it is  “Measuring Thermally-Driven LED Emissions via Voltage Modulation near Zero Bias” , which is something of a mouth-full.  That said, the paper should be at least as accessible as our previous paper. Here is a link to the paper.

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    Helping move the technology forward

    As you can see from the rest of this site, we have developed a semiconductor structure that appears to convert heat directly into electricity.  If you have plowed through the Test Results document, you saw that those results confirm our expectations of direct conversion.  However, we recognize our bias.  We know that our testing needs independent confirmation.  We also know we need other minds considering all this. Maybe you can help. The biggest things that would help us move forward right now are: 1) Ask questions in general (for our FAQ).  Several of your questions have already been added to our FAQ. 2) Review the test results document, looking to find fault…

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    Comments on Test Results version 1.1

    We have received a number of excellent comments on Test Results v1.1. 1)  We were asked to clarify Fluke 289 typical location relative to the voltage divider. We will update schematic in 5.2.1.2 to reflect location in parallel with Voltage Source in lower left corner of schematic. 2)  It was noted that voltage dividers don’t produce exactly the voltage specified when alternate paths and voltages are present.  This is correct.  It is off by the ratio of the resistances, 100 ohms/200 k-ohms or 0.05%.  We will clarify that and its impact. 3)  Using more steps would be useful in revealing any inconsistencies. Except for 4.5.3, test results with the relay…