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

Nahum, M.; Eiles, T.M.
December 1994
Applied Physics Letters;12/12/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 24, p3123
Academic Journal
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.


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