Self Assembly of Thermo Electric Coolers Using Solder and Fluid Based Methods
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Thermoelectric coolers (TECs) are solid state cooling devices that produce a temperature difference under an applied voltage. Thermo electric coolers are made by assembling P and N type Bismuth Telluride elements in series. Previous work has shown that microscale components can achieve higher performance in many applications than macroscale devices. [1, 2]. However, current assembly techniques cannot assemble and produce the smaller devices effectively. This paper will look at a water-based method to compare to prior solder-based assemblies.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, v. 12, p. 469-470, art. IMECE2009-11628
Scholar Commons Citation
Tuckerman, James; Hendrick, Gary; and Crane, Nathan B., "Self Assembly of Thermo Electric Coolers Using Solder and Fluid Based Methods" (2009). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 43.