How Software Designed to Study Particle Accelerators Could Lead to More Efficient Energy Generation

 Jared Schwede, Andreas Schmid, and Jean Luc Vay at Berkeley Lab

Jared Schwede, Andreas Schmid, and Jean Luc Vay at Berkeley Lab

A recent study published in the journal Applied Physics Letters details an important finding that could advance a type of solid state power generator with broad application potential for clean energy. By using analytical software called Warp, researchers found that electron reflection may have previously been misidentified in the study of thermionic energy converters, but also that a certain type of electron reflection could be leveraged to increase power generation in these devices.

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