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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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Carbon Nanotubes Prove to Be Beneficial Semiconductors

October 10th, 2014

A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have discovered that carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material, improve performance and reliability of transistors and circuits. These nanotubes are a better…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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Graphene Improves Touchscreen Technology

October 10th, 2014

Most touch screen technology in electronic devices today, such as smartphones and tablets, are made of an expensive and inflexible material known as Indium Tin Oxide. A group of researchers from the University of Surrey…read more

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Researchers Discover New Method to Cool Electrons

October 10th, 2014

A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington have succeeded in cooling electrons without using external sources. Using a nanoscale structure, electrons were passed through a quantum well, which keeps the electrons…read more

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