Electrocaloric Refrigeration for Superconductors
Semi-annual technical rept.
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS BOULDER CO INST FOR BASIC STANDARDS
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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.
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