Elastocaloric cooling device: Materials and modeling

Jaka Tusek, Kurt Engelbrecht, Nini Pryds, Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen

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In the last decade we have witnessed the development of alternative solid-state cooling technologies based on so-called ferroic (caloric) effects. A large effort nowadays is devoted to investigating solid-state refrigeration using the magnetocaloric effect (change of temperature upon application of a magnetic field). However, the possibility of inducing a thermodynamic transition by means of mechanical stress (martensitic transformation), i.e. the elastocaloric effect in superelastic materials, opens up new routes for solid-state refrigeration. In the recent years a large elastocaloric effect was demonstrated in Ni-Ti-based, Cu-based as well as Fe-based shape memory alloys. Although these studies showed a great potential of the elastocaloric effect, there has not yet been much activities on development of elastocaloric cooling devices. Some ideas on elastocaloric cooling device have already been presented, but there is still a lack of knowledge and information about its actual cooling potential.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication SMST 2015: The Model for Shape Memory Application, Proceedings of the Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies Conference
Number of pages2
PublisherASM International
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventShape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) Conference - Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 May 201522 May 2015


ConferenceShape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityChipping Norton, Oxfordshire


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