Materials, Compounds, Adhesives, Substrates

Scientists Explore the Pseudogap Phase of High-Temperature Superconductors

July 24th, 2014

Physicists at Binghamton University have identified an important feature of the pseudogap phase of copper-oxide high-temperature superconductors – a remarkable density wave state that may be a trait of all cuprates. The research, published this…read more

Conductive Crystal Structure Stops Heat Transfer

July 21st, 2014

European scientists have released new research on a perfect crystalline structure that breaks the rules of physics by stopping heat transfer instead of allowing it to travel through the material. This theoretical explanation of how…read more

Nanodiamonds Boost Thermal Conductivity of Thermoplastics

July 18th, 2014

Carbodeon has announced the release of new nanodiamond-enhanced thermoplastics, which offer a 20-100 percent improvement in thermal conductivity compared to traditional materials. The new uDiamond® products can achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal…read more

Porous Materials May Boost Thermoelectric Devices

July 17th, 2014

Greek scientists have released a new study demonstrating how porous substances can act as effective thermoelectric materials, opening the door to the use of such materials in future devices. In recent years, researchers have been…read more

High-Pressure Torsion Method Could Yield More Efficient Thermoelectric Devices

July 14th, 2014

Scientists at Kyushu University in Japan have developed a novel way of reducing the thermoconductivity of crystalline silicon using high-pressure torsion that could result in a more efficient thermoelectric device. Thermoelectric energy devices, which rely…read more

Spin Waves Transport Heat in Insulating Materials

July 8th, 2014

An international team of researchers has designed a nanoscale cooling element that utilizes fundamental subatomic properties to transport heat in electrical insulators. The technology, which could help dissipate heat in future miniature computer chips, relies…read more

Composite Metal Is 40 Percent Lighter than Steel with Eightfold Thermal Conductivity

June 30th, 2014

Materion Technical Materials has announced the release of eStainless, a new composite material comprised of a lightweight, highly conductive aluminum core within an outer skin of ductile stainless steel. eStainless maintains 83 percent of the…read more

Metal Organic Frameworks Applied in Layers Could Signal Cooling Revolution

June 26th, 2014

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems have developed highly-porous metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that can be applied in a thin layer to efficiently absorb large quantities of water vapor. MOFs, as determined…read more

New Magnetocaloric Material Could Lead to Greener Refrigerators

June 26th, 2014

The recent discovery of a new magnetocaloric material with intriguing characteristics could lead to a greener method of cooling, potentially providing a more environmentally-friendly alternative to standard refrigeration. A joint team of researchers from Canada…read more

Adhesive Cures at Temperatures as Low as 60°C

June 23rd, 2014

DELO, a manufacturer of industrial adhesives for automotive, consumer and industrial electronics applications, has released a new heat-curing adhesive that cures to full strength in temperatures as low at 60°C. The new DELOMONOPOX LT204 epoxy resin…read more

Thermal Adhesive Tape Reduces PCB Production Time

June 18th, 2014

Universal Science, a provider of thermal management solutions, has introduced a reflowable, thermally conductive adhesive tape designed for application during PCB manufacturing. Bondline 1000-Reflow can be laminated directly to PCBs prior to processing, enabling the…read more

Syringe-Packaged Greases Satisfy Electrical and Thermal Conductivity Needs

June 9th, 2014

Intertronics now offers CircuitWorks’ syringe-packaged conductive greases, which provide electric and/or thermal conductivity for a range of applications. CircuitWorks’ new silicone-free heat sink grease will not harden or dry out while offering excellent thermal conductivity…read more

Controlling Thermal Conductivity to Improve Energy Storage

June 4th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally shown for the first time that the thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide (LixCoO2), a material used in the cathodes of lithium-ion batteries, can be reversibly electrochemically…read more

Built-in Heat Spreading for Efficient Thermoelectric Cooling of Concentrated Heat Loads

May 29th, 2014

Jeff Hershberger, Robert Smythe, Xiaoyi Gu and Richard F. Hill Laird Technologies, Inc. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric cooling is an active thermal management technique.  A thermoelectric cooler (TEC) has two circuit boards which are typically Al2O3 plates…read more