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Differential Thermoelectric Cooler Calorimeter

United States Patent Application

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A calorimeter for use in measuring a sample is provided. The calorimeter may include a sample chamber for housing the sample therein. A separate reference chamber may not be present in the calorimeter. The calorimeter may also have a sample thermoelectric cooler in which heat from the sample chamber is transferred to the sample thermoelectric cooler. A reference thermoelectric cooler for use in detecting thermal noise may also be present, and outputs from the sample thermoelectric cooler and the reference thermoelectric cooler may be used in a control equation to determine the heat output of the sample.
ReFalo, Lee A. (Aiken, SC), Weeks, George E. (North Augusta, SC)
12/ 655,660
January 5, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.