Thermal Energy Converters

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Caloric systems


Caloric Systems

Solid-state caloric heat pumps are regarded as an alternative to conventional cooling technology.


Magnetocaloric systems

Refrigerant-free technology for climate-friendly cooling systems of the future: Fraunhofer IPM develops magnetocaloric systems featuring high specific cooling power.


Elastocaloric Systems

Fraunhofer IPM develops elastocaloric cooling systems that are characterized by unprecedented long-term stability and high specific cooling power.  


Electrocaloric Systems

In our electrocaloric systems we integrate ceramic multilayer components into heatpipes for highly efficient heat transfer.


Permanent Magnet Systems

Permanent magnets have several advantages over electromagnets and might in future substitute expensive superconducting magnets. Fraunhofer IPM designs and builds permanent magnet systems to customers' needs.

Heat pipes and Peltier modules


Thermal management for electronics

Based on caloric systems, Peltier coolers and heat pipes, Fraunhofer IPM develops individual solutions for the cooling of electronic components.


Pulsating heat pipes

With pulsating heat pipes (PHP), many problems of heat dissipation may be effectively solved.


Switchable heat pipes

A new generation of thermal switches for temperature control without sensor technology or control engineering

Thermoelectric modules and systems




Thermoelectric waste heat recovery directly on the pipe


Peltier systems


Thermoelectric cooling and temperature control – efficient and with no need for harmful refrigerants


Measuring laboratory for Peltier modules

Determining the entire range of essential parameters of Peltier modules


Measuring laboratory thermoelectrics

Tailor-made measuring technology for thermoelectric modules of different designs and sizes.


Low-emission furnaces

Innovative electrical exhaust gas treatment systems effectively reduce emissions from furnaces and keep them within legal limits.


Thermoelectric components and modules

Tailor-made thermoelectrical components and modules.


Half-Heusler modules

Thermoelectric high-temperature modules based on half-Heusler-alloys.

Systems for waste heat conversion


Hot air test stand

Measuring the efficiency of heat exchangers and systems for waste heat recovery.



Waste heat recovery with thermoelectric generators.

Measuring technology for materials and structural analysis


3D CT for electronic components and PCB

Material and component analysis by means of computer tomography


3D CT for additive or novel manufacturing methods

Material and component analysis by means of computer tomography – for additive manufacturing an other innovative manufacturing methos.


Measuring the thermal conductivity of thin films (TDTR)

The Time Domain Thermal Reflectance (TDTR) method provides an elegant, contactless means of measuring the thermal conductivity of thin films.