The first physical GELATO meeting has been held in Marseille the 24th and 25th of November 2022.
We had the chance to welcome all the GELATO partners. In particular, Prof. Hirakawa and his colleagues specially came from Tokyo!
Based on full quantum-transport simulations, we report a comprehensive study of the evaporative cooling process in a double-barrier semiconductor heterostructure thermionic refrigerator. Our model, which self-consistently solves the nonequilibrium Green’s function framework and the heat equation, is capable of calculating the electron temperature and electrochemical potential inside the device.