Liquid Cooling

Diamond-Mineral Oil Mix May Be Best Heat Transfer Nanofluid, Say Researchers

April 17th, 2014

A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil may be the most effective nanofluid for heat transfer applications, according to new research from Rice University. Thermal fluids are used in a variety of applications, from…read more

Liquid Cold Plate Cools Power Electronics

March 27th, 2014

Thermal management company GCoreLab has introduced a new generation of cold plates for the cooling of power electronics. The new XtremeChill liquid cold plate utilizes GCoreLab’s patented oblique fin technology, which offers superior thermal cooling…read more

Liquid Cooling System to Cut Data Center Cooling Costs

March 21st, 2014

An associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a liquid cooling system he says is safer than water cooling and could cut cooling costs of data centers by up to…read more

SEMI-THERM 30 Media

March 11th, 2014

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Magnetically-Stimulated Flow Patterns Could Boost Heat Transfer

March 11th, 2014

Magnetically-stimulated fluid flow patterns may offer a new method for handling difficult heat transfer problems by overcoming natural convection limits, according to new research from scientists at Sandia National Laboratories. Convection cooling, which refers to…read more

Magnetic Refrigeration Could Replace Compressor Systems

March 7th, 2014

Researchers working in GE labs have used special magnetic material to generate temperatures cold enough to freeze water in a breakthrough that could find its way into commercial refrigerators by the end of the decade.…read more

Bitcoin 2-Phase Immersion Cooling and the Implications for High Performance Computing

February 28th, 2014

Alex Kampl Allied Control Company Abstract Recently, Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining have aroused international interest.  This article describes the cooling challenges faced by Bitcoin miners and discusses the implications on the future of cooling for…read more

Liquid Helium Cools Superconductive Cables

January 28th, 2014

Scientists at Florida State University have used helium gas to cool superconductive cables in a breakthrough that could enable the development of next-generation power systems for future naval ships with advanced weapons systems. The discovery…read more

NSA to Cool New Data Center with Wastewater in Controversial Deal

January 10th, 2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced plans to use 5 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from Howard County in Maryland to cool its huge Fort Meade data center, which is expected to…read more

Electrical Field Facilitates Better Heat Transfer

January 9th, 2014

The application of an electric field to a condenser could double the efficiency of surface heat transfer in power plant and high performance computing cooling systems, according to new research released by scientists at MIT.…read more

Cooling the Cloud: Energy-Efficient Warm-Water Cooling of Servers

December 19th, 2013

Milnes P. David, Robert Simons, David Graybill, Vinod Kamath, Bejoy Kochuparambil, Robert Rainey and Roger Schmidt ; IBM Systems & Technology Group, Poughkeepsie, New York and Raleigh, North Carolina Pritish Parida, Mark Schultz, Michael Gaynes…read more

NASA Considers Solutions for Broken ISS Cooling Pump

December 16th, 2013

NASA announced Sunday that it is considering a series of spacewalks or a resupply mission to fix a broken cooling loop on the International Space Station, which was shut down last week after the malfunction…read more

Electrocaloric Effect May Yield More Effective Cooling Systems

December 13th, 2013

British scientists are hoping to replace chemicals used in modern cooling systems with more environmentally-friendly materials that change temperature with the application of electricity. Known as the electrocaloric effect, previous research from 2006 has shown…read more

Bitcoin Mining Boosts Interest in Liquid Cooling

December 5th, 2013

A journalist’s recent visit to a secret Hong Kong Bitcoin mining facility reveals some of the newer cooling techniques in use to keep server temperatures from skyrocketing. Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is an open-source peer-to-peer…read more