30 November 2015

An overview of thermoelastic cooling technology


Recently, the concept of achieving cooling by squeezing a solid-state shape memory alloy has attracted
people’s attention since it is a new technology and does not rely on any fluorinated fluids. Thermoelastic cooling has demonstrated its potential for cooling based on its superior latent heat to other competitive not-in-kind cooling technologies. After five years of research, we proved the concept of thermoelastic cooling and have improved its performance as a technically viable and environmentally friendly cooling option although it is still in early research and development stage. With more research efforts to be carried out in the future, this brand new cooling technology could be used in our homes and offices.