Evaporation of hot electrons from a normal-metal into a superconductor can be used for efficient Peltier type cooling in micrometer size tunnel junctions. We have cooled the electrons to one third,1 and, as the main result of the present paper, a separate silicon nitride membrane to about one half of its starting temperature; all results have been obtained at temperatures well below 1 K, where the lattice is weakly coupled to electrons thermally. The micromachined membrane can serve as a thermal bath for tiny samples, like bolometric radiation detectors in astronomy.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Low Temperature Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|