Counterflow pulse-tube refrigerators

A.T.A.M. Waele, de, J.C.H. Zeegers

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    The regenerators in standard pulse-tube refrigerators are large, heavy, expensive, and are a source of losses. In this contribution we avoid using regenerators by combining two pulse-tube refrigerators which operate in opposite phase. The regenerators are replaced by a counterflow heat exchanger. We treat the basic thermodynamic equations, make some design considerations, and report the results of some preliminary experiments. ©2002 American Institute of Physics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference, CEC ; Madison, Wisconsin, 16 - 20 July 2001
    EditorsS. Breon
    Place of PublicationMelville, NY
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
    ISBN (Print)0-7354-0059-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Eventconference; Cryogenic Engineering Conference ; (Madison, Wis.) : 2001.07.16-20 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …

    Publication series

    NameAIP Conference Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)0094-243X
    NameAdvances in cryogenic engineering


    Conferenceconference; Cryogenic Engineering Conference ; (Madison, Wis.) : 2001.07.16-20
    Period1/01/02 → …
    OtherCryogenic Engineering Conference ; (Madison, Wis.) : 2001.07.16-20


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