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Graphene Doubles Charging Capacity of Lithium-ion Batteries

June 30th, 2015

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have discovered how to double the charging capacity of lithium-ion batteries. By coating the silicone anodes in lithium-ion batteries with graphene, the charging capacity nearly doubles. The…read more

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Discovered Material May Reduce Heat Buildup in Computer Chips

June 23rd, 2015

Researchers conducting x-ray studies at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have observed a possible solution for reducing heat buildup in computer chips for the first time. The team observed “an exotic…read more

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University Installs Liquid-cooling Solution

June 23rd, 2015

CoolIT Systems has successfully installed its liquid cooling DCLC rack at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The DCLC rack uses waste heat and converts it into usable…read more

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New IGBT Series Reduces EMI and Power Dissipation

June 22nd, 2015

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has expanded its Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) product portfolio with the addition of a new 650V M-series. “The new M-series is co-packaged with a soft and fast freewheeling diode…read more

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Researchers Successfully Measure Thermoelectric Behavior for the First Time

June 9th, 2015

A team from Sandia National Laboratories has made the first measurement of thermoelectric behavior via nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF). This discovery could produce a new class of materials in the future that would improve upon…read more

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Largest Data Center in Asia to be Completed in July 2015

June 2nd, 2015

LG U+, a telecommunications company in Gyeonggi, South Korea, announced its mega data center will be completed in Pyeongchon in July 2015. When completed, it will be the largest data center in Asia and the…read more

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High Static Pressure Fan Offers 1.4 Times Static Pressure

May 11th, 2015

Sanyo Denki introduces its new San Ace 40 9HV type high static pressure fan. The fan type offers the highest static pressure in the industry – 1.4 times the static pressure than conventional DC fans,…read more

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Cooling System for Computer Processors Could Save Consumers Billions

May 5th, 2015

A patented passive cooling system for computer processors could save U.S. consumers more than 6.3 billion dollars in electricity costs per year. The system is currently being manufactured at the University of Alabama in Huntsville…read more

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One-Component TIMs Suit Aerospace, Automotive and Semiconductor Industries

August 7th, 2014

Techsil now offers two new one-component thermal interface materials suitable for heat management in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, semiconductor and power. TIM11021 is a one-part grey paste silicone non-curing compound that…read more

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Silica Additive Helps Solar Cells Cool Themselves

July 25th, 2014

Researchers at Stanford University in California may have overcome a major obstacle in the development of efficient, long-lasting solar cells with a silica additive designed to help the cells cool themselves.  Solar cells, which convert…read more

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Phase-Change TIM Offers Good Alternative to Grease

July 7th, 2014

Universal Science has introduced a new phase change thermal interface material that offers a cleaner, more effective alternative to thermal grease. With 4.0 w/mK thermal conductivity, UniPhase 4000-COB is ideal for use in a wide…read more

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Rugged Circuit Functions at Temperatures Greater than 350 Degrees Celsius

June 13th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed integrated circuits capable of surviving at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius, or approximately 660 degrees Fahrenheit. Created using silicon carbide, a semiconducting material that is more…read more

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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

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New Plastic Helps Prevent Phones from Overheating

May 21st, 2014

A new plastic material could significantly reduce problems associated with overheating mobile phones, say researchers from Loughborough University in England. Known as ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), the new plastic, unlike the ones currently used in…read more

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