Could you share references of your paper ?
The 1988 quote was from this thermo electric conversion patent by Harold Aspden. His thoughts on orthogonical
"Thermoelectric Energy Conversion US5288336A" https://patents.google.com/patent/US5288336A/en Same...p
"Thermoelectric Energy Conversion US5065085A" https://patents.google.com/patent/US5065085A/en
Well worth reading completely... Cited by 63 other patents. "
"Power From Ice" http://www.aetherscience.org/w…-org/reports/Es3/esr3.pdf
Topological meta materials, nano physics and THz technologies lead us to uncharted fields of understanding. In 1988 these arts of science weren't as developed as today and, really, we've just begun to accelerate these sciences.
A recent example of interest...
A cool advance in thermoelectric conversion
A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Steve Nadis | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
December 11, 2020
Caption: In a topological Weyl semimetal, the electronic properties are controlled by Weyl fermions, which do not possess any mass and to some extent resemble photons. When an external magnetic field is applied, these Weyl fermions are able to convert waste heat into electricity extremely effectively and efficiently. Credits: Image courtesy of researchers.