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Improving thermoelectric cooling by light emission

Gao, Min 2014. Improving thermoelectric cooling by light emission. In: Amaldi, Andrea and Tang, Francis eds. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, Springer, p. 183. (10.1007/978-3-319-07332-3_21)

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Abstract

Conventional approach to improve the cooling performance of a thermoelectric refrigerator is to increase its coefficient of performance (COP), which in turn requires to improve the figure of merit of thermoelectric materials. However, it has been recognised that improving the heat dissipation from the hot side of a thermoelectric refrigerator can indirectly improve its cooling performance. In this chapter, we show that the cooling performance of a real-world thermoelectric cooling system can be significantly improved by enhancing energy dissipation through light emission.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319073316
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:16
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/75196

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