Accession Number:

AD0787660

Title:

Electrocaloric Refrigeration for Superconductors

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS BOULDER CO INST FOR BASIC STANDARDS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The goal of the program is to demonstrate the feasibility of a refrigerator based on the electrocaloric effect. It is planned to develop a prototype refrigerator which will absorb on the order of 1 watt at 4 K and have an upper reservoir temperature of 15 K. Applied research has been carried out mainly in two areas, 1 the glass-ceraminc dielectric materials to be used as the refrigeration element and 2 heat switches to allow the cyclic refrigeration unit to be operated in a continuous manner.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE