Material Methods - Phononic Heat Pump
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Location(s): Irvine, California
Office(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
Funding will support laboratory-scale research and development for a refrigerator that pumps heat using sound waves. The proposed work is consistent with the goal of Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices: the development of energy efficient cooling technologies and air conditioners for buildings, to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Proposed work consists entirely of research, development, and demonstration work to be completed in Material Methods' laboratories and facility in Irvine, California. The work performed will be limited to in-lab activities including design, development, fabrication, testing, and analysis.