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High-Pressure Torsion Method Could Yield More Efficient Thermoelectric Devices

July 14th, 2014

Scientists at Kyushu University in Japan have developed a novel way of reducing the thermoconductivity of crystalline silicon using high-pressure torsion that could result in a more efficient thermoelectric device. Thermoelectric energy devices, which rely…read more

Spin Waves Transport Heat in Insulating Materials

July 8th, 2014

An international team of researchers has designed a nanoscale cooling element that utilizes fundamental subatomic properties to transport heat in electrical insulators. The technology, which could help dissipate heat in future miniature computer chips, relies…read more

Nanofluid Research Examines Best Coolant Choice

July 7th, 2014

New research on nanoparticle-enhanced liquids could mean better methods of keeping high-performing electronic systems cooler. As consumers continue to demand better performance from their cell phones, laptops and tablets, more efficient thermal management methods are…read more

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Superconducting Refrigerator Cools via Tunneling Cascade

June 26th, 2014

Researchers from Italy and France have proposed a new design for a superconducting refrigerator that uses a series of steps to more effectively cool objects down to temperatures near absolute zero. Conventional superconducting refrigerators rely…read more

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New Magnetocaloric Material Could Lead to Greener Refrigerators

June 26th, 2014

The recent discovery of a new magnetocaloric material with intriguing characteristics could lead to a greener method of cooling, potentially providing a more environmentally-friendly alternative to standard refrigeration. A joint team of researchers from Canada…read more

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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Neural Network Boosts Google Data Center Efficiency

June 9th, 2014

 In its quest for ever-greater energy efficiency, Google is now employing a new technique that adds a bit of artificial intelligence to its data centers: machine learning. The web giant is using what it calls…read more

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Controlling Thermal Conductivity to Improve Energy Storage

June 4th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally shown for the first time that the thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide (LixCoO2), a material used in the cathodes of lithium-ion batteries, can be reversibly electrochemically…read more

New Thermal Interface Protocol Standard for 3D-ICs

May 27th, 2014

The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) has announced the release of a new chip thermal interface protocol (CTIP) standard for three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D-IC) under the auspices of the Open3D Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The Open3D…read more

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New Thermoelectric Material May Boost Development of Green Technologies

May 23rd, 2014

New material properties discovered by researchers at the University of Miami may impact ongoing research into thermoelectric materials, which are useful in power generation, energy detection and refrigeration and cooling. Lead author Joshua Cohn, professor…read more

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

Electronics Cooling June 2014 Issue Now Online

May 21st, 2014

Don’t miss out on the June 2014  issue of Electronics Cooling, which includes feature articles on Solder Joint Lifetime of Rapidly Cycled LED Components; Advances in Vapor Compression Electronics Cooling; Challenges in Measuring Theta jc…read more

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High-Performing Thermoelectric Material May Improve Clean Energy Research

May 12th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Houston have discovered a new thermoelectric material capable of high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 300 degrees Celsius (573 degrees Fahrenheit) and possibly higher. The material is…read more

New Research Shows Unlimited Heat Conduction Potential in Graphene

May 12th, 2014

An international team of scientists has found the thermal conductivity of graphene changes depending on the size of the material sample, a discovery they say challenges the fundamental laws of heat conduction for extended materials.…read more