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Analysis of optothermionic refrigeration based on semiconductor heterojunction

Han, P ; Jin, KJ ; Zhou, YL ; Wang, X ; Ma, ZS ; Ren, SF ; Mal'shukov, AG and Chao, Koung-An LU (2006) In Applied Physics Reviews 99(7).
Abstract
We have examined the theory of optothermionic refrigeration combining the ideas of laser cooling and thermionic cooling [Mal'shukov and Chao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5570 (2001)] and its estimation on thermal energy extraction by using self-consistent calculations with the drift-diffusion model in this paper. Both the Auger and the Shockley-Read-Hall dissipation processes are considered. For GaAs/AlGaAs systems with various impurity concentrations and different widths of quantum well, it is found that the optothermionic cooler can extract thermal energy at a rate as much as 10 W/cm(2). The information to perform optothermionic refrigeration in real devices have also been provided. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
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  author       = {Han, P and Jin, KJ and Zhou, YL and Wang, X and Ma, ZS and Ren, SF and Mal'shukov, AG and Chao, Koung-An},
  issn         = {1931-9401},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics (AIP)},
  series       = {Applied Physics Reviews},
  title        = {Analysis of optothermionic refrigeration based on semiconductor heterojunction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2188249},
  doi          = {10.1063/1.2188249},
  volume       = {99},
  year         = {2006},
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