Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Cooling systems and hybrid A/C systems using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex

United States Patent

May 19, 2015
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Division Website
A method for powering a cooling unit. The method including applying electromagnetic (EM) radiation to a complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat, transforming, using the heat generated by the complex, a fluid to vapor, and sending the vapor from the vessel to a turbine coupled to a generator by a shaft, where the vapor causes the turbine to rotate, which turns the shaft and causes the generator to generate the electric power, wherein the electric powers supplements the power needed to power the cooling unit.
Halas; Nancy J. (Houston, TX), Nordlander; Peter (Houston, TX), Neumann; Oara (Houston, TX)
William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
13/ 326,521
December 15, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with government support under Grant Number DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.