Scientists Just Invented an Entirely New Way to Refrigerate Things
TECH09 January 2023
Say hello to ionocaloric cooling: a new way to lower the mercury that has the potential to replace existing methods with something that is safer and friendlier to the planet.
Typical refrigeration systems transport heat away from a space via a gas that cools as it expands some distance away. As effective as this process is, some of the choice gases we use are also particularly unfriendly to the environment.
There is, however, more than one way a substance can be forced to absorb and shed heat energy.