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Title: Method and apparatus of enhanced thermoelectric cooling and power conversion

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for removing heat from an object for the purpose of cooling or for the purpose of generating electrical power are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least two field-effect transistors (FETs) are operated under inversion. While the FETs are being operated, heat is conducted from the object through body portions of said FETs to an element configured for dissipating the conducted heat.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1478654
Patent Number(s):
10072879
Application Number:
14/691,441
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM); Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25B - REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

El-Kady, Fathy Ihab, Reinke, Charles M., Olsson, Roy H., Swartzentruber, Brian S., Delker, Collin J., and Jinkyoung, Yoo. Method and apparatus of enhanced thermoelectric cooling and power conversion. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
El-Kady, Fathy Ihab, Reinke, Charles M., Olsson, Roy H., Swartzentruber, Brian S., Delker, Collin J., & Jinkyoung, Yoo. Method and apparatus of enhanced thermoelectric cooling and power conversion. United States.
El-Kady, Fathy Ihab, Reinke, Charles M., Olsson, Roy H., Swartzentruber, Brian S., Delker, Collin J., and Jinkyoung, Yoo. Tue . "Method and apparatus of enhanced thermoelectric cooling and power conversion". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1478654.
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title = {Method and apparatus of enhanced thermoelectric cooling and power conversion},
author = {El-Kady, Fathy Ihab and Reinke, Charles M. and Olsson, Roy H. and Swartzentruber, Brian S. and Delker, Collin J. and Jinkyoung, Yoo},
abstractNote = {Methods and apparatus for removing heat from an object for the purpose of cooling or for the purpose of generating electrical power are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least two field-effect transistors (FETs) are operated under inversion. While the FETs are being operated, heat is conducted from the object through body portions of said FETs to an element configured for dissipating the conducted heat.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
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