Multistage thermoelectric microcoolers

Ronggui Yang*, Gang Chen, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Jean Pierre Fleurial

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The analysis of multistage thermoelectric microcoolers, focusing on the optimization of the maximum temperature difference, was carried out. The design principle was developed to obtain the maximum cooling capactity of two-stage thermoelectric coolers. A two-stage thermoelectric microcooler was designed for the thermal management of a 10 mW mid-infrared laser. The heat leakage issue, which was the most important degradation mechanism for the performance of thermoelectric microcoolers was also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8226-8232
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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