Silicon Heat Switches for Electrocaloric Cooling

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This paper presents two versions of a silicon mechanical heat switch designed for electrocaloric cooling. The first design, which consists of two 10-mm-by-12.8-mm micromachined silicon parts, allows investigation of the performance of a reciprocating solid thermal shunt device. This heat switch has a measured thermal contrast ratio in the range of 34-59… (More)

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