Optimal Pellet Geometries for Thermoelectric Refrigeration

  title={Optimal Pellet Geometries for Thermoelectric Refrigeration},
  author={M. Hodes},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies},
  • M. Hodes
  • Published 2007 in
    IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging…
For a thermoelectric module (TEM) operating in refrigeration mode, the cooling flux provided by it, its coefficient of performance and its operating voltage per unit footprint are key parameters. They are provided here as a function of the temperatures on both sides of a TEM, current flow through it, electrical contact resistance at its interconnects and the geometry, material properties and packing density of its pellets. The pellet heights which maximize TEM performance (i.e., cooling flux… CONTINUE READING
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