Thermionic Emission Cooling in Single Barrier Heterostructures
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Nonisothermal transport in InGaAsP-based heterostructure integrated thermionic coolers is investigated experimentally. Cooling on the order of a degree over 1 mm thick barriers has been observed. This method can be used to enhance thermoelectric properties of semiconductors beyond what can be achieved with the conventional Peltier effect.
- Electricity and Magnetism