Design

New Lithium-Ion Battery Prevents Itself from Overheating

February 1st, 2016

Researchers at Stanford have designed the first lithium-ion battery that can shut down and restart on its own to prevent overheating. “The battery shuts [itself] down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools,”…read more

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New “Kinetic Cooling Engine” CPU Cooler Design

January 20th, 2016

Startup MIT company, CoolChip, demonstrated a new commercial prototype CPU cooler recently at CES. “They’ve partnered with Cooler Master to release a “kinectic cooling engine” that can cool a chip 50 percent more efficiently than…read more

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Redesigned Heat Sinks Using 3D Printers

January 20th, 2016

Plunkett Associates has successfully redesigned heat-sinks to improve convection cooling performance using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), or 3D printing. “Each heat-sink was first produced in virtual form and simulated using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)…read more

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New Hybrid Adhesives Use UV Cure and Heat Cure Combination

January 8th, 2016

Epoxy Technology Inc. has released a new line of UV Hybrid adhesives. The company says these adhesives allow “engineers to reach new levels of production/process improvement” and afford “greater design flexibility.” They use “a primary…read more

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New Design for Fighter’s Thermal Management Tech

January 6th, 2016

Northrop Aerospace Systems has released a new artistic concept of a sixth-generation fighter that will combine new technology present in the Lockheed Martin F-22 and B-2 with new thermal management technology. According to FlightGlobal.com, Northrop…read more

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Heat-pipes May be a Solution for Heat Dissipation in New Smartphone

December 8th, 2015

According to Chinese site UDN, Samsung is looking for a heat-pipe supplier to dissipate heat from the Galaxy S7 smartphone’s processor. “Tiny pipes inside the phone are filled with a liquid coolant, which circulates around…read more

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Tech Brief – Low Electrical Conductivity Liquid Coolants for Electronics Cooling

December 1st, 2015

By Bojanna Shantheyanda, Sreya Dutta, Kevin Coscia and David Schiemer Dynalene, Inc. 1.0 Introduction Liquid cooling, which can be achieved using indirect or direct means, is utilized in electronics applications having thermal power densities that…read more

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Enhanced Pool Boiling using Separate Liquid-Vapor Pathways for Cooling High Heat Flux Electronics Devices

December 1st, 2015

By Satish G. Kandlikar1,2 and Arvind Jaikumar2 1Mechanical Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology, 76 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623, USA; 2Microsystems Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology, 168 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623, USA The…read more

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Calculation Corner: Estimating Parallel Plate-fin Heat Sink Thermal Resistance

December 1st, 2015

By Robert E. Simons, IBM Corporation Editor’s note: In recognition of the 20th year of ElectronicsCooling, we are republishing articles from past issues that we believe to be of particular value to our readership.  The following article was published in the February…read more

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Saving Energy with Every Byte: An Concerted Effort for Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers

November 30th, 2015

By Yogesh Fulpagare and Atul Bhargav Energy Systems Research Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India With the advancement of technology, the access to information has become rapid as well as ubiquitous.  These mammoth resources…read more

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A Figure of Merit for Smart Phone Thermal Management

November 30th, 2015

By Victor Chiriac1, Steve Molloy1, Jon Anderson1, Ken Goodson2 1 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., 2 Stanford Mechanical Engineering Introduction With smart phones and other mobile devices available in a variety of sizes and shapes, it is…read more

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Researchers Use Infrared Laser to Refrigerate Liquids

November 23rd, 2015

Recently, the University of Washington research team has successfully used an infrared laser to cool water. According to Phys.org, the process uses a microscopic crystal suspended in water and an infrared laser light, to cool…read more

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Compact PC with Liquid Cooling System

November 16th, 2015

Simon Laine, a Swedish PC modder, recently built a PC with a liquid cooling system. According to Forbes, the PC known as “Luna” has an Intel Core i7-4770R, which has Iris Pro 5200 graphics. For…read more

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Fan wins iF Design Award

October 29th, 2015

Recently, Sunon has won the iF Design Award for its “LED Lighting Ventilation Fan.” The design of the product combines ventilation fans with LED lighting. The fan delivers an ultra-high air flow and high energy…read more

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