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Integrated Device Cooling Based on Hot Electron Emission

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58345
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00SB2-0083
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTRALUX, INC.
2500 CENTRAL AVE. # 286 Boulder, CO 80301 2845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Integrated Device Cooling Based on Hot Electron Emission
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH01-03-C-R109
Award Amount: $374,999.00
 

Abstract:

"Astralux is developing a new approach to the active cooling of electronics that is intrinsically very efficient, low-volume and low cost. The electronic cooler is based on the Nottingham effect. In the Nottingham effect, cooling results from theextraction of "hot electrons", somewhat analogous to the common evaporative cooling process. Although the Nottingham cooling effect has been known for many years, it has previously worked only at high temperatures. This technology, based onlow-temperature thermionic emission of hot electrons, will lead to active, electronic micro-refrigerators with no moving parts that can be integrated directly onto transistor chips and circuit boards. One such application where the Astraluxelectronic-cooler may offer substantial advantage over other approaches is on-chip cooling of high-power transistors. Astralux will demonstrate a prototype cooler and integrate it with a transistor."

Principal Investigator:

Randolph Treece
Vice President
3034131440
rtreece@astraluxinc.com

Business Contact:

Russell Farmer
Chief Financial Officer
3034271312
rfarmer@pbinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Astralux, Inc.
2500 Central Ave. Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841195333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No