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Cool liquid crystals

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Current cooling technologies exploit large thermal changes that occur in fluids when driving liquid to gas phase transitions with pressure. However, these vapour-compression technologies are harmful to the environment and display low energy efficiencies. By contrast, Guillaume will show that cooling based on pressure-driven thermal changes in liquid crystals promise novel environmentally friendly cooling technologies with high energy efficiencies.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series series.

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