An instrument using a multiple layer peltier device to change skin temperature rapidly

George L. Wilcox, Glenn J. Giesler

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Abstract

A thermal stimulator that uses multiple layer Peltier devices produces rapid heating or cooling of the skin of experimental animals. Rate of change of temperature can be controlled from 1°C/sec to 5°/sec (cooling) or to 10°/sec (heating). Rapid thermal transients are not accompanied by thermal overshoot. Maintenance of and return to a preset temperature are within ± 0.05°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research Bulletin
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1984

Keywords

  • Peltier device
  • Rapid changes of temperature
  • Thermal stimulation

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