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p × n-type transverse thermoelectrics: an alternative Peltier refrigerator with cryogenic promise
Author(s): Chuanle Zhou; Y. Tang; M. Grayson
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Paper Abstract

This work describes a band-engineered transverse thermoelectric with p-type Seebeck in one direction and ntype orthogonal, with off-diagonal terms that drive heat flow transverse to electrical current. Such materials are named p × n type transverse thermoelectrics. Whereas thermoelectric performance is normally limited by the figure of merit ZT, p × n type materials can be more easily geometrically shaped and integrated for devices, leading to more compact, longer lifetime, enhanced efficiency coolers for infrared detectors or photovoltaic generators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9000, Laser Refrigeration of Solids VII, 900006 (19 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036650
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Chuanle Zhou, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Y. Tang, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
M. Grayson, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9000:
Laser Refrigeration of Solids VII
Richard I. Epstein; Denis V. Seletskiy; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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