Superficies y vacío
versión impresa ISSN 1665-3521
LASHKEVYCH, Igor y GUREVICH, Yuri G. Temperature distribution in a p-n thermoelectric module: Quadratic approximation with respect to an electrical current. Superf. vacío [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.3, pp. 81-87. ISSN 1665-3521.
The temperature distribution in a p-n thermoelectric module in quadratic approximation with respect to an electrical current, when the Joule and Thomson surface and bulk effects are presented, is studied. Here were taken into account the temperature dependences of the thermal conductivity and the Seebeck coefficient, the presence of the Peltier and Seebeck surface coefficients. The partial cases are considered and the applicability criteria of the quadratic approximation in these cases was established.
Palabras llave : Thermoelectric cooling; Minimal temperature; p-n junction.