Would you like to know why the Swedish submarines are powered by a Stirling engine? Or what can the piezoelectric membrane attached to the sole of a shoe accomplish? At the mini-workshop we will show you new technologies of processing energy.
In this day and age renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly popular. However, we still make use of the energy that comes from burning coal, oil or natural gas. It turns out that the old technology of generating energy is gaining a whole new character, and the inventions from the previous era are often used in the automotive industry and cosmonautics.
Jean Charles Athanase Peltier was not a physicist, nor did he study it until his retirement. However, this did not prevent him from conducting studies on electricity and discovering the effect, which was later called with his name in 1834. Today, the Peltier cells are used in space probes Voyager 1 and 2, and Galileo.
We’ll show you how modern science uses seemingly outdated technology in modern equipment and vehicles. Because, searching for alternative energy sources, using the principles of physics in a completely unique way we can turn to the future.
In the experiments will use a photovoltaic cell, light emitting diode, gamma Stirling engine, the nitinal engine, the Peltier cell and piezoelectric membrane.