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Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics

Our thermoelectric devices offer optimized design for superior performance and efficiency.

While others are thinking about the module, we are thinking about the system.

What is a thermoelectric device?

A thermoelectric device is a solid-state heat pump that consists of a number of semiconductor elements mounted between two substrates. The elements are connected electrically in series and thermally in parallel. When voltage is applied in one direction, one side of the device creates heat while the other side absorbs heat, becoming cold. This is known as the Peltier effect.

Our proprietary design and simulation tools allow us to predict the performance of any given device configuration and optimize the design across a diverse set of variables to deliver superior performance and efficiency. Our award winning computer models for thermoelectric systems include multiphysics, structural, thermal, and CFD analysis as well as proprietary codes developed to account for the properties of thermoelectric materials.

We incorporate our thermoelectric heating and cooling materials into the structure of our heat exchangers to facilitate the movement of heat with electricity, and our solutions are driven by application requirements, such as moving heat through solid, air, or liquid systems.

The tight integration of materials and system structure means that our devices are typically more compact and more efficient than those based on off-the-shelf components.

The benefits of thermoelectric heating and cooling

  • Adjustable for cool or heat by simply reversing the current flow
  • Solid-state device with few or no moving parts
  • Rugged, highly reliable assemblies
  • Effective for automatic temperature control
  • Quiet, small, and lightweight
  • Environmentally safe