Thermal-Mechanical Technologies

Thermal-Mechanical Technologies

Heat management plays a critical role in almost all energy-related applications. Research topics in this area include fluids that perform cooling functions in engines, materials that transmit energy, sensors that monitor environmental conditions and materials, processes and systems to manage heat. These are part of a larger field called thermal-mechanical research.

Argonne National Laboratory’s diverse portfolio of thermal-mechanical research includes:

  • Single and two phase heat transfer
  • Nanomaterial synthesis
  • Heat transfer fluids
  • Engine and power electronics cooling
  • Thermal energy storage
  • NanoelectrofuelTM for flow batteries
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Propulsion and structural materials