Accession Number:

ADA461836

Title:

Thermionic Emission Cooling in Single Barrier Heterostructures

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1999-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE