Electrocaloric energy conversion
State of the art
- New solid-state cooling technology, particularly interesting for micro-cooling applications
- It promises higher efficiencies and uses harmless, solid-state refrigerant
What do we do?
- Development of electrocaloric regenerative devices
- Measurements of electrocaloric effect and fatigue-life of electrocaloric elements
- Development of electrocaloric micro-cooling devices
Electrocaloric cooling is based on the electrocaloric effect, which is a phenomenon where a material shows a reversible temperature change under an applied/removed electric field. The electrocaloric materials are ceramics or polymers, which are environmentally friendly. The main advantage of electrocaloric technology is that it does not require any moving parts, its operation is silent and without vibrations. The electrocaloric cooling elements are suitable for miniaturisation and thus have a great potential for cooling applications in a very wide market niches ranging from microelectronics, microrobotics to macro cooling devices in industrial and energy production processes and even aerospace technology.
Experts in the field
Do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or by telephone. You can also visit us at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana
Aškerceva ul. 6