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Title: Electrochemical systems configured to harvest heat energy

Electrochemical systems for harvesting heat energy, and associated electrochemical cells and methods, are generally described. The electrochemical cells can be configured, in certain cases, such that at least a portion of the regeneration of the first electrochemically active material is driven by a change in temperature of the electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cells can be configured to include a first electrochemically active material and a second electrochemically active material, and, in some cases, the absolute value of the difference between the first thermogalvanic coefficient of the first electrochemically active material and the second thermogalvanic coefficient of the second electrochemically active material is at least about 0.5 millivolts/Kelvin.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) CHO
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SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577; EE0005806; AC02-76SF00515
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Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 18
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
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United States

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