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Safer, greener, cheaper route to ultra-cold freezers`

Safer, greener, cheaper route to ultra-cold freezers`

Scientists at Brunel University London have engineered an innovative new method to build the next generation of freezers capable of reaching temperatures as low as - 180°C by using advanced cryogenically cooled heat pipe technology.

Explained Dr Hussam Jouhara, of Brunel’s Institute of Energy Futures: “At the heart of the new system is the concept that what we needed was to be able to efficiently transfer cold.

“The cold in our design comes from liquid nitrogen. But unlike conventional cold storage using the liquefied gas we don’t need to physically transfer the nitrogen. The cryogenic heat pipe is literally just moving the cold."

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