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Spontaneous emission enhanced heat transport method and structures for cooling, sensing, and power generation

A method and structure for heat transport, cooling, sensing and

power generation is described. A photonic bandgap structure (3) is

employed to enhance emissive heat transport from heat sources such

as integrated circuits (2) to heat spreaders (4). The photonic

bandgap structure (3) is also employed to convert heat to electric

power by enhanced emission absorption and to cool and sense

radiation, such as infra-red radiation. These concepts may be

applied to both heat loss and heat absorption, and may be applied

to heat transport and absorption enhancement in a single

device.

Citation

Venkatasubramanian, R. (2007). IPC No. U.S.Spontaneous emission enhanced heat transport method and structures for cooling, sensing, and power generation (Patent No. 7282798.)