Thermal control elements

Thermal control elements

State of the art

  • Ability to control heat flux and thermal recitification, thermal circuits
  • Applied in energy conversion, sensors, microfluidics, lab-on-chip-devices

What do we do?

  • Implementation of thermal switches to caloric refrigeration
  • Numerical modeling and parametric analysis of macroscopic thermal diodes

Thermal switches, thermal diodes, thermal regulators

Especially in electronics, the problem of insufficient cooling with current processes (extended surfaces, forced convection) is a problem due to the increasing thermal power, which is released on individual electronic components. Thermal control elements offer a completely new dimension for controlling heat flux in such applications. The most important elements are the thermal switch, the thermal diode, the thermal regulator and the thermal transistor. In analogy with electric circuits, we can construct thermal circuits with them.

Thermal control elements are currently one of the most important activities in the field of energy conversion, sensors, microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip devices.

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Experts in the field

prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski
prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski
dr. Urban Tomc
dr. Urban Tomc
Katja Klinar
Katja Klinar
Nada Petelin
Nada Petelin

Recent publications

Recent news

Questions?

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

003861-4771-418
lahde@fs.uni-lj.si

Aškerceva ul. 6
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia