Thermoelectric cooling of microelectronic circuits and waste heat electrical power generation in a desktop personal computer
GOULD, Christopher and SHAMMAS, Noel and GRAINGER, Steven and TAYLOR, Ian (2011) Thermoelectric cooling of microelectronic circuits and waste heat electrical power generation in a desktop personal computer. Materials Science and Engineering B, 176 (4). pp. 316-325. ISSN 0921-5107Full text not available from this repository.
Abstract or description
Thermoelectric cooling and micro-power generation from waste heat within a standard desktop computer has been demonstrated. A thermoelectric test system has been designed and constructed, with typical test results presented for thermoelectric cooling and micro-power generation when the computer is executing a number of different applications. A thermoelectric module, operating as a heat pump, can lower the operating temperature of the computer's microprocessor and graphics processor to temperatures below ambient conditions. A small amount of electrical power, typically in the micro-watt or milli-watt range, can be generated by a thermoelectric module attached to the outside of the computer's standard heat sink assembly, when a secondary heat sink is attached to the other side of the thermoelectric module. Maximum electrical power can be generated by the thermoelectric module when a water cooled heat sink is used as the secondary heat sink, as this produces the greatest temperature difference between both sides of the module.
|Subjects:||H100 General Engineering
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
|Faculty:||Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Peter OGRODNIK|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2013 16:42|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2013 16:42|
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