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Title: Polymer-based electrocaloric cooling devices

Abstract

Cooling devices (i.e., refrigerators or heat pumps) based on polymers which exhibit a temperature change upon application or removal of an electrical field or voltage, (e.g., fluoropolymers or crosslinked fluoropolymers that exhibit electrocaloric effect).

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Penn State Research Foundation, University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1162129
Patent Number(s):
8869542
Application Number:
12/844,335
Assignee:
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25B - REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02B - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46410
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Jul 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Zhang, Qiming, Lu, Sheng-Guo, Li, Xinyu, Gorny, Lee, Cheng, Jiping, Neese, Bret P, and Chu, Baojin. Polymer-based electrocaloric cooling devices. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Zhang, Qiming, Lu, Sheng-Guo, Li, Xinyu, Gorny, Lee, Cheng, Jiping, Neese, Bret P, & Chu, Baojin. Polymer-based electrocaloric cooling devices. United States.
Zhang, Qiming, Lu, Sheng-Guo, Li, Xinyu, Gorny, Lee, Cheng, Jiping, Neese, Bret P, and Chu, Baojin. Tue . "Polymer-based electrocaloric cooling devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1162129.
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abstractNote = {Cooling devices (i.e., refrigerators or heat pumps) based on polymers which exhibit a temperature change upon application or removal of an electrical field or voltage, (e.g., fluoropolymers or crosslinked fluoropolymers that exhibit electrocaloric effect).},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {10}
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