TITLE

Electronic microrefrigerator based on a normal-insulator-superconductor tunnel junction

AUTHOR(S)
Nahum, M.; Eiles, T.M.
PUB. DATE
December 1994
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/12/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 24, p3123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the use of a normal-insulator-superconductor tunnel junction as an electronic microrefrigerator. Use of the thermal transport properties of the material to manipulate the Fermi-Dirac distribution of electrons in the normal electrode; Removal of high-energy thermal excitations to cool the electrons; Explanation of the phenomena in high and low lattice temperatures.
ACCESSION #
4241445

 

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