Peltier element


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Peltier element

n
(Electronics) an electronic device consisting of metal strips between which alternate strips of n-type and p-type semiconductors are connected. Passage of a current causes heat to be absorbed from one set of metallic strips and emitted from the other by the Peltier effect
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The small device has adopted a Peltier element that can be cooled and heated efficiently.
To achieve this, the researchers used a Peltier element, a component commonly used, for example, to cool minibars in hotel rooms.
With a suitable mounting configuration, (as shown in Figure 4,) a Peltier element forms the basis of a modular air conditioner.
The glass slides are situated on top of a Peltier element with dimensions of 90 x 90 x 12 [mm.sup.3] which is capable of reaching temperatures as low as -30[degrees]C.
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where: [U.sub.12]--voltage generated by the Peltier element; [S.sub.a]--the Seebeck coefficient defined as the 'thermoelectric power' of material (see Table 1); [T.sub.1]--temperature on the one side of the Peltier element; [T.sub.2]--temperature on the other side of the Peltier element.
Its newly developed Peltier element cooling system allows it to operate in near silence while projecting a bright image.
This is achieved by passing an electric charge through two dissimilar conductors which, as discovered by 19th Century physicist Jean-Charles Peltier, lowers the temperature of the 'Peltier element'.
To achieve this, the researchers used a Peltier element, a component commonly used to cool down minibars in hotel rooms.
Combining a peltier element with a DC/DC ultra-low-voltage converter taps heat as an energy source.