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

prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski
prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski
doc. dr. Jaka Tušek
doc. dr. Jaka Tušek
dr. Uroš Plaznik
dr. Uroš Plaznik

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