HHomeBackground Color:He
LiBeTellurium Main PageBlack White GrayBCNOFNe
NaMgTellurium Pictures PageAlSiPSClAr
KCaTellurium Technical DataScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr

Bismuth telluride heat pump.
An example of the element Tellurium

Sample Image    |    Spin Video    |    QuickTimeVR Rotation
Bismuth telluride heat pump.
This is a small bismuth telluride thermoelectric heat pump. Apply a DC voltage and one side gets cold while the other side gets hot. If you attach a good heat sink and fan to the hot side, you can pump heat out of something, cooling it down. This particular device was deployed inside a USB-powered mini-fridge designed to cool one can of soda using power from your computer.
Source: eBay seller goods_keeper
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 28 March, 2009
Text Updated: 29 March, 2009
Price: $6
Size: 1.5"
Purity: <20%
The Elements book Mad Science book Periodic Table Poster  Click here to buy a book, photographic periodic table poster, card deck, or 3D print based on the images you see here!