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Supercritical fluid CO2 cooling?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've seen liquid nitrogen cooling and I've seen dry-ice (Solid CO2) used to cool things and I've seen liquid cooling with water and mineral oil etc.

But what about Supercritical Fluid CO2 cooling? Would that work?

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I dont think supercritical CO2 is going to be any good at cooling

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In order to maintain the supercritical fluid state of carbon dioxide, it needs to be kept above its critical pressure (72.9 atm, 7.39 MPa, 1,071 psi, 73.9 bar) and critical temperature (304.25 K, 31.10 °C, 87.98 °F).

This means you need an air-tight high-pressure thermally-conductive container that cannot cool down below room temperature.

So no.

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