Thermoelectric cooling of microelectronic circuits and waste heat electrical power generation in a desktop personal computer

Gould, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-8433-0546, Shammas, Noel, Grainger, Stephen and Taylor, I. (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. doi:10.1016/j.mseb.2010.09.010

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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.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermoelectric; Peltier; Cooling; Micro-Power Generation; Seebeck
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 09:22
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 13:24

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