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High-Value: Semiconductors - Description

Receipt of rare DUO crystals at ORNL
Receipt of rare DUO2 crystals at ORNL
  • Description
    • Use DUO2 as a semiconductor material
    • Computer CPU or RAM chips
    • Thermo-electric: use electricity for heating and cooling with no moving parts
      • Refrigeration, heat pump
    • Thermo-photo-voltaic: use low-grade heat to produce electricity without moving parts
      • More efficient electricity production
    • Photo-voltaic: Use light to make electricity
      • Solar panels: terrestrial, space

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