A new approach to refrigeration known as ionocaloric cooling takes advantage of how heat is stored when a material changes from a solid to a liquid and could spell the end of refrigerants as we know them. When a material melts it absorbs heat from its surroundings, when it solidifies it releases heat. In the Continue reading Ionocaloric cooling: The end of refrigerants?
A UK-based company that has been developing a revolutionary type of refrigeration has secured a £1.3 million ($AU2.4m) investment, with the purpose of bringing to market a new technology which does away with refrigerant gas. Barocal Ltd, a spin-out from Cambridge University’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, is developing a cooling and heating method Continue reading Disruptive solid-state refrigerant tech firm secures £1.3m investment