Quantum-Assisted Coating Cools Indoor Spaces Without Energy
Nov 15, 2022, 02:00 AM
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To cool buildings more efficiently, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Kyung Hee University in South Korea developed a high-performance, transparent radiative cooler (TRC) using quantum annealing (QA) combined with artificial intelligence. The transparent window coating that the researchers developed minimized optical heating by allowing visible light to pass through, and by reflecting the heat from ultraviolet (UV) and near-infrared (NIR) sunlight.
Transparent radiative coolers can be used as window materials to reduce cooling energy needs for buildings and automobiles, which may contribute significantly to addressing climate change challenges. Since light in the UV and NIR wavelengths accounts for about 50% of the...