Open Source Thermoelectric Cryocooler

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- A device that uses the thermoelectric effect for refrigeration

- Although this is inneficient it is far simper than most other designs and much more durable

- It also comes with no risk of damage of componets due to cryocooler vibration such as with a stirling cryocooler

Used For

- Small Scale Gas Liquification

- Cryogenic Liquid Free Cooling of Scientific intstrument cooling

- Cryogenic Liquid Free Cooling of Medical instrument cooling

- Cryogenic Liquid Free Cooling of Superconductors

Industry Standards


Existing Open Source Designs


Minimum Viable Product

- As cheap to produce as reasonably possible

- Durable

- Effective

- As energy efficient as reasonably possible

- Multiple cooling options (ie ambient air cooled, fan air cooled, water cooled, or refrigeration cycle cooled)

Basic Design

- A multi stage version (ie a larger stage one thermoelectric cooler has another slightly smaller one stacked on top of it; this boosts the cooling with each stage until cryogenic temperatures are reached)



See Also


Usefull Links

- Wikipedia Page on thermoelectric cooling with references to thermoelectric cryocoolers

- A wikipedia page on cryocoolers with a section on thermoelectric cryocoolers