The future of staying cool: New project could completely change the refrigeration industryPhys.org, December 17, 2013
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Imperial College are working to make the inefficient method of refrigeration and air conditioning – which has been relied on for over a hundred years – a thing of the past.
A new project sets out provide a more economical, energy efficient and environmentally friendly cooling alternative. The project will utilise the electrocaloric effect to develop new methods of cooling.
The electrocaloric effect is a phenomenon in which a material changes temperature under an applied electric field.