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Diamond-Mineral Oil Mix May Be Best Heat Transfer Nanofluid, Say Researchers

April 17th, 2014

A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil may be the most effective nanofluid for heat transfer applications, according to new research from Rice University. Thermal fluids are used in a variety of applications, from…read more

Microchips Tolerate Extreme Temperatures in Industrial Applications

April 4th, 2014

German scientists have successfully fabricated compact microchips able to tolerate temperatures up to 300°C in an achievement that could have significant implications for the geothermal and oil production industries. Drill bits and borehole probes employed…read more

Polymer-Based Thermal Interface Material Cools Devices at 200°C

April 3rd, 2014

Scientists have developed a new polymer-based thermal interface material (TIM) capable of conducing heat 20 times better than conventional polymer. Reliable in temperatures of up to 200°C, the modified material can be fabricated on heat…read more

Researchers Pinpoint Heat Movement in Nanostructures

March 25th, 2014

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new method of precisely measuring the subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. Heat flows at the nanoscale differently than at larger scales, the researchers say, and understanding how…read more

Liquid Cooling System to Cut Data Center Cooling Costs

March 21st, 2014

An associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a liquid cooling system he says is safer than water cooling and could cut cooling costs of data centers by up to…read more

Graphene Improves Copper Film Thermal Conductivity

March 11th, 2014

The placement of a single atomic plane of graphene on the surface of a copper film can significantly increase the film’s thermal conductivity, making the hybrid material ideal for more demanding thermal management applications, according…read more

Magnetically-Stimulated Flow Patterns Could Boost Heat Transfer

March 11th, 2014

Magnetically-stimulated fluid flow patterns may offer a new method for handling difficult heat transfer problems by overcoming natural convection limits, according to new research from scientists at Sandia National Laboratories. Convection cooling, which refers to…read more

Gummy Electrolyte Could Reduce Battery Fire Hazard

March 10th, 2014

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new conductive gum-like material that could improve the safety of lithium ion batteries. Used in laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices, lithium ion batteries are capable of…read more

Magnetic Refrigeration Could Replace Compressor Systems

March 7th, 2014

Researchers working in GE labs have used special magnetic material to generate temperatures cold enough to freeze water in a breakthrough that could find its way into commercial refrigerators by the end of the decade.…read more

SEMI-THERM Selects 2014 THERMI Award Recipient

March 6th, 2014

SEMI-THERM has awarded the 2014 THERMI Award to Ali Shakouri. Presented yearly, the THERMI award is intended to recognize a recipient’s history of contributions to crucial thermal issues affecting the performance of semiconductor devices and…read more

Electronics Cooling March 2014 Issue Now Online

February 28th, 2014

Don’t miss out on the March 2014  issue of Electronics Cooling, which includes the 2014 Buyers’ Guide and feature articles on Bitcoin 2-Phase Immersion Cooling and the Implications for High Performance Computing;  Ultra-Thin Titanium Based…read more

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Prehistoric Cave Paint to Shield Solar Spacecraft

February 21st, 2014

A European spacecraft scheduled for launch towards the sun in 2017 will be shielded from extreme temperatures by a type of paint once used in prehistoric cave art. Carrying instruments to perform high-resolution imaging of…read more

Apple Files Patent for Smaller, Quieter Wireless Cooling Fan

February 20th, 2014

A patent application filed by Apple hints at the company’s latest plan to bypass design limitations and shrink their devices even more. While the technology company strives to develop increasingly lighter and thinner products, certain…read more

Research Could Lead to New Thermal Flow Control Devices

February 4th, 2014

Researchers have proposed a new method of controlling heat flow similar to the way electronic components handle electrical current that could deliver more efficient thermal management in a variety of applications. Developed by scientists at…read more