Accession Number:

ADP019736

Title:

Electrodeposition Characteristics of Bismuth-Telluride Films

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This work is a part of an on-going research effort to develop an array of micro thermoelectric coolers TECs for highly localized control of temperature at the cellular level. Prefabrication experimentation and modeling were carried out to understand the behavior of the proposed device. Mathematical models were used to identify important device parameters and optimal device dimensions. Preliminary experiments have shown that it is feasible to produce the TECs through electrodeposition of bismuth and telluride on modules produced using a modified multi-step LIGA Lithographie, Galvanoformung and Abformung technique. The development and characterization of the proposed TECS would enable the bioengineer highly localized control of temperature in a native or artificial tissue system. Thus enabling further usage of low temperatures in biological systems for both destructive cryosurgical and beneficial cryopreservation procedures.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE