Cooling that comes with a twist

15 October 2019
Presented by Mariana Marasoiu.

ELASTIC BANDS

A collection of elastic bands

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What if the next refrigeration technology could be based on twisting and untwisting strands? A new paper published in Science by an international team of researchers explored how twisting and stretching can change the temperature of certain types of fibres, leading them to propose a new method for building fridges that are more efficient and more environmentally friendly than those used at present. Mariana Marasoiu untangled the findings with study lead author Ray Baughman...

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