Integrated Device Cooling Based on Hot Electron Emission

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH01-03-C-R109
Agency Tracking Number: 00SB2-0083
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 940915358
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randolph Treece
 Vice President
 (303) 413-1440
Business Contact
 Russell Farmer
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (303) 427-1312
Research Institution
"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."

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