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Refrigeration thanks to plastic crystals

Researchers have found that "plastic crystals" undergo particularly high temperature variations when subjected to pressure changes. These materials could be used for the development of the promising technology of barocaloric refrigeration.
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A team of researchers at the Institute of Metals Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered that a class of materials, plastic crystals, exhibited high temperature variations under low pressure and near room temperature.


These barocaloric effect...

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