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Research Group at U-Michigan Develops Heat-conducting Plastic

December 16th, 2014

A research team from the University of Michigan has developed a heat-conducting plastic that bends 10 times better than previous materials. Plastic is a favorable material for electronic devices because it is lightweight, flexible and…read more

Air Force Funds Thermal Management Project

December 16th, 2014

The Air Force has provided over $1.5 million dollars in funding to the Air Force Research Laboratory for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort to improve methods of managing heat of electronics on fighter…read more

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Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off Transforms Flexible Electronics

December 9th, 2014

A group of researchers led by professor Keon Jae Lee of KAIST have reached a breakthrough in flexible electronics – they have developed a method to produce high performance and more flexible electronics by using…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

‘Tech Tidbit’ – Free Heat Exchanger Technology Successfully Cools Earth

December 9th, 2014

A group of engineers from Stanford University, led by Professor Shanhui Han, have developed a free heat exchanger technology that successfully cools the Earth. The radiator system works by beaming heat and sunlight from buildings…read more

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Thermal Test Chip Assists in TIM Testing

November 24th, 2014

Thermal Engineering Associates, Inc. has introduced its new Thermal Test Chip, the TTC-1001. This chip “has capability of supplying a power density of 261W/cm2 for performing Thermal Interface Material (TIM) testing, evaluating package thermal characteristics,…read more

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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

Researchers Discover how Atoms are Affected by Graphene Sheets

November 24th, 2014

A group of researchers working in Switzerland announced they have found that the magnetic states of atoms are impacted when placed on graphene sheets – the metal substrate the graphene was grown on affected the…read more

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Graphene Coatings Increase Thermal Conductivity of Plastics

November 10th, 2014

A group of researchers and engineers have discovered that by adding a graphene coating to materials, the thermal conductivity of the materials increases by 600 times. In the group’s experiment, a common plastic called PET,…read more

New TIMs made of Soft Materials

November 10th, 2014

Two students at Texas A&M University, along with assistant professor of chemical engineering, Dr. Mustafa Akbulut, have announced new thermal interface materials they have produced in a project funded by DARPA. These TIMs have “a…read more

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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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Company Appoints New Marketing Manager

November 10th, 2014

Custom Resources Inc., a supplier of power electronics and the creator of SmartFan, has expanded its marketing capabilities by appointing Jeff Myatt as the company’s new marketing manager. “Myatt’s focus will be to spark the…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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