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3D Shapes Formed from Flat Sheets of Graphene Paves way for Flexible Electronics

July 28th, 2015

A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new method for forming 3D shapes from flat 2D sheets of graphene. This development will pave the way for flexible electronics and integrated…read more

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California Energy Code Updated; New Regulations for Cooling Data Centers

July 28th, 2015

The California Energy Code, also known Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations – part 6, has been revised. The new revision implements new regulations for cooling data centers and server rooms in order…read more

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HPC Networks Successful Liquid Cooled for First Time

July 20th, 2015

Icetope, a company that specializes in the liquid cooling of electronics, announced it has successfully liquid cooled HPC networks. “Liquid cooling systems work by transferring all the heat directly into liquid. The waste heat is…read more

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3D White Graphene Yields Fan-Free Cooling and Thermal Management Solutions

July 20th, 2015

Researchers from Rice University have discovered that 3D White Graphene could help cool small-scale electronic devices by itself. When the research group completed simulations of heat flows through 3D white graphene structures, which are made…read more

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Nanowires Showcase Unusual ‘Anelastic’ Properties

July 14th, 2015

Researchers from Brown University and North Carolina State University have discovered that nanowires made of semiconductor materials have pronounced anelasticity. This means that when the wires are bent, they slowly revert back to their original…read more

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Graphene-based Film Efficiently Cools Silicon-based Electronics

July 14th, 2015

A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, lead by Johan Liu, have developed a new method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. Graphene-based film has four times the thermal conductivity…read more

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Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials Mapped

July 6th, 2015

Researchers from the National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland have collected techniques to map the nanoscale structure of carbon nanotubes inside a composite material…read more

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Researchers Create New Formula to Calculate Maximum Efficiency of Thermoelectric Materials

July 6th, 2015

A new formula has been produced by researchers from the University of Houston for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials. The formula’s purpose is to speed up the development of new materials for practical…read more

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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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German Associations to Research Efficient Car Battery Charging

June 30th, 2015

A group of companies and universities in Germany will research how car batteries can be charged more efficiently for a project called Luftstrom.  The project focuses on using new semiconductors and water cooling to increase…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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Liquid-cooled Superchargers Yield Faster Charging for Electric Cars

June 23rd, 2015

Tesla Motors introduces new liquid-cooled supercharging stations for its electric cars that offer faster charging and increase traveling range. Tesla’s Model S luxury sedan can now charge fully in only 30 minutes and its range…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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Reducing Reliance on Water for Cooling in Data Centers

June 9th, 2015

The severe drought in California has spiked concerns about the availability of water to operate data centers. Since water is extremely important for cooling facilities, other approaches of water usage in data centers reportedly need…read more

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