Bay Light Heatsinks offer Thermal Solutions

December 15th, 2014

GlacialTech Inc. announced its new line of high performance Bay Light heatsinks for high power LED applications. The line of heatsinks includes the Igloo SR100, SR150, SR200, SR200HP and SR250HP. The Igloo SR200HP and Igloo…read more

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Experiments Demonstrate Graphene is 10 times Stronger than Steel

December 9th, 2014

A research group from Rice University and the University of Massachusetts have discovered that graphene, one of the strongest materials in the world, is 10 times stronger than steel and can stop a speeding bullet.…read more

Thermal Considerations in LED System Modeling

December 2nd, 2014

Karl Geisler According to a recent U.S. DOE report [1], nearly half of all commercial lamps and luminaires sold will be LED-based by 2020. The thermal management challenge for LEDs is multidimensional. First, unlike traditional…read more

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November 25th, 2014

THERMAL LIVE 2015 October 6 – 8, 2015 Online Event Featuring practical thermal management techniques and topics, this event includes roundtables, webinars and videos; and there’s no cost to attend. Program Highlights: LED Design Data…read more

Company Introduces Low Outgassing Epoxy

November 24th, 2014

The Master Bond EP17HT-LO has just been introduced by Master Bond Inc. This product is a low outgassing “one part epoxy for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications.” This epoxy is capable of operating in…read more

Scientists Produce Beneficial Materials for Optoelectronics

November 24th, 2014

Last month, scientists announced Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 as a new successor to graphene and better material due to its low electrical resistance, high thermal conductivity and its ability to be stretched. Scientists have just introduced…read more

Cheaper LED Bulbs Developed

November 11th, 2014

Cree has announced its new LED bulb does not include a metal heat sink, which is typical of most LED bulbs. “In its new design, heat is removed from the LEDs through convection, or a…read more

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Lab Safety Improved with Quick Disconnect Couplings on Caps

November 10th, 2014

Colder Products Company introduces its BQ45GL series – 45mm caps with integrated quick disconnect couplings, which is a first in the market. “Adding quick disconnects to media bottles enhances the user experience when using laboratory…read more

Plastic Compounds Lower Weight of Automobiles by 50 Percent

November 10th, 2014

RTP Company announces its new thermally conductive compounds that reduce the weight in vehicles by replacing metal in the heating and cooling systems. “The automotive market is putting more emphasis on eliminating metals in order…read more

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Dissolvable Materials Look Toward ‘Greener’ Future

October 28th, 2014

A research group, lead by John A. Rogers, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has produced dissolvable circuits and sensors. These devices are made from silicon and can dissolve completely when immersed in water…read more

Charged Graphene Called ‘Molecular Gymnastics’

October 28th, 2014

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois set out to study charged graphene and to uncover a method to control DNA movement through a sequencing device. During their experiments, physics professor Aleksei Aksimentiev…read more

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Gasoline and Diesel Fueled Vehicles and Instruments See Increased Fuel Efficiency in Near Future

October 27th, 2014

A new thermoelectric material to increase fuel efficiency has been introduced by GMZ Energy. The material is called Hafnium-free p-type half-Heusler and costs less to produce than previous materials. This material also has an improved…read more

UIC Research Group Discovers Beneficial Characteristics of Graphene Flaws

October 10th, 2014

Through research and testing on graphene sensors, a group of researchers at UIC have discovered that flaws in graphene sheets can create an electronic “nose.” Typically, flawed grain boundaries in electrons are a negative characteristic;…read more

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MoS2 Arises as New Challenger to Graphene

October 10th, 2014

A group of scientists and researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) believe they have discovered a competitor to graphene. The group came together and recently manufactured molybdenum di-sulphide (MoS2), which is…read more

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