Patent Number: 7,825,324

Title: Spreading thermoelectric coolers

Abstract: An apparatus includes a thermoelectric cooler having a first set of one or more metal electrodes, a second set of one or more metal electrodes, and one or more doped semiconductor members. Each member physically joins a corresponding one electrode of the first set to a corresponding one electrode of the second set. Each member has a cross-sectional area that increases along a path from the one metal electrode of the first set to the one metal electrode of the second set.

Inventors: Hodes; Marc Scott (Dublin, IE), Jones; Christopher D. W. (Millington, IE), Krishnan; Shankar (Dublin, IE), Malis; Oana (New Providence, NJ)

Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

International Classification: H01L 35/28 (20060101); F25B 21/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00