Ames Laboratory collaborates on development of elastocaloric material

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graphic representation of 3D metal printingAn international research team led by the University of Maryland has developed a novel elastocaloric cooling material that is highly efficient, eco-friendly and easily scaled-up for commercial use. The researchers new cooling material is a nickel-titanium alloy that was sculpted using additive technology (3-D printing). Their work is published in the November 29 issue of Science. 

The material was developed using laser-engineered net shaping (LENS) equipment by researchers in Ames Laboratory's Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering.

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UMD-Led Team Creates Novel Material that Potentially Offers an Efficient, Eco-Friendly Advance in Cooling Technology