Albert Einstein

  • René SchilsEmail author


Albert Einstein was not only a world famous physicist, but also a practical inventor. Together with Leo Szilard, he designed three alternative refrigerators. The ideas were ingenious, but none ever found their way into the kitchen.


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  1. Gene Dannen, 1997. ‘The Einstein-Szilard Refrigerators’. Scientific American 1997 (January) 74–79.Google Scholar
  2. Sam Shelton et al., 1999. ‘Second Law Study of the Einstein Refrigeration Cycle’. Proceedings of the Renewable and Advanced Energy Systems for the 21 st Century, 1–9.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HeerdeThe Netherlands

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