AC Alloy Research

Researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of energy to study a metal that could possibly boost energy and space efficiency in air conditioning units. The researchers taking part in this study is Materials science professor Ichiro Takeuchi and Manfred Wuttig, and researchers from other countries.The focus of the research will be on the cooling of thermoelastic shape memory alloy, which reduces ambient temperatures. By using this technology Broward home owners could look forward to manufacturers replacing waster based cooling systems, which potentially reduce electricity consumption and take up less space. Tackeuchi wrote “If the project is successful, we will be able to reduce the electricity bill by a large amount. We can also use it to reduce emission of all the environmentally harmful refrigerants.” This is great news for air conditioning owners.