The Phononic Cooling Revolution Emerges

The Phononic solid state heating and cooling revolution is almost here Treehugger, May 9, 2016 In 2014 TreeHugger covered Phononic and its solid state cooling devices, suggesting that we may be on the verge of a cooling revolution. These were devices that they believed could actually replace compressor technologies in our fridges and our air … Read more

New Polariton Refrigeration Technique Provides New Way to Cool Electronic Devices

Polariton refrigerator could chill tiny semiconductor devices Physics World, May 15, 2015. Image credit: geralt A new method for using light to cool solids has been created by physicists in France and Germany. The technique uses quasiparticles called “polaritons” to remove vibrational heat from a tiny piece of semiconductor, and unlike previous optical cooling schemes … Read more

Startup Claims to Have Invented Isothermal Compressor

Isothermal Compressor

Startup Claims to Have Invented Isothermal Compressor Jesse Remillard for Zondits, March 2, 2015 A startup called Carnot Compression LLC claims that it has invented a centrifugal compressor that achieves isothermal (constant temperature) compression. While the exact operation and design of the compressor have not been released, the nine-person company says it has achieved this … Read more