Solid-State Cooling Systems
  • Solid-State Cooling Systems

    16.04.03 Refrigeration, Cryogenic Technology and Life-Support Systems
  • Faculty of Cryogenic Engineering

  • Anna Novotelnova, +7 (921) 926-3382, novotelnova@itmo.ru

  • TUITION FEES

    318,000 rubles/year 

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Implemented in collaboration with St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University LETI, laboratories of the Ioffe Institute, and National University of Science and Technology MISiS (Moscow),the program trains highly qualified specialists in the field of alternative cooling methods based on heat phenomena in solid bodies.

    In the course of their training, students learn physical fundamentals of the operation of cooling units using thermoelectric and caloric effects, familiarize themselves with the methods of developing new thermoelectrics and multiferroics, including synthesis technologies, take part in the research of thermophysical, electrical and magnetic properties, form a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical modeling of thermoelectric and caloric devices, explore the latter’s applications and acquire the experience of working with modern measuring equipment. 

    PROGRAM RELEVANCE

    The environmentally friendly method of thermoelectric energy conversion is used in the devices for thermoelectric cooling and electric energy generation. Thermoelectric cooling is the best technological solution to the tasks of lowering the temperature and thermal stabilization of microelectronic and optoelectronic elements. Among others, it is used in a variety of household refrigerators: picnic boxes, water coolers, fridges. In their turn, thermoelectric generators powered by nuclear fuel or radioactive isotopes are the only way to power spacecraft for deep space travel.

    Possible heat sources for thermoelectric generators include fossil fuels, solar energy, geothermal sources, as well as waste heat from vehicles – all of which is highly promising and explored in this program, which familiarizes students with the latest advances in the field. 

    DISCIPLINES

    • Thermophysical Fundamentals of Low-Temperature Systems
    • Thermoelectric Nanostructures
    • Direct Energy Conversion and Renewable Energy
    • Modeling of Temperature and Electric Fields in Thermoelectric Systems

     

     
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