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Carbon Nanotubes Boost Microprocessor Cooling

February 4th, 2014

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a new technique that combines carbon nanotubes and organic materials to enable more efficient cooling of microprocessor chips. While carbon nanotubes have long been known to…read more

Gallium Nitride Contributes to Laser Cooling Breakthrough

February 4th, 2014

Researchers have discovered a new method of engineering gallium nitride (GaN) that could help eliminate the need for current heat dissipation methods. Considered one of the most important semiconducting materials after silicon, GaN’s hardness, crystalline…read more

Tesla to Replace Charging Adapters Following Vehicle Fire

January 28th, 2014

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. has announced it will send out replacement wall charger adapters to customers following an investigation into a garage fire involving a Tesla Model S sedan and its wall-mounted charging…read more

Liquid Helium Cools Superconductive Cables

January 28th, 2014

Scientists at Florida State University have used helium gas to cool superconductive cables in a breakthrough that could enable the development of next-generation power systems for future naval ships with advanced weapons systems. The discovery…read more

NSA to Cool New Data Center with Wastewater in Controversial Deal

January 10th, 2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced plans to use 5 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from Howard County in Maryland to cool its huge Fort Meade data center, which is expected to…read more

New Ultrathin Material May Lead to Better Thermally Conductive Coatings

January 10th, 2014

Scientists at Kansas State University have discovered a new ultrathin electrically conductive material they say may lead to advances in the efficiency of electronic and thermal devices. Vikas Berry, the William H. Honstead professor of…read more

Electrical Field Facilitates Better Heat Transfer

January 9th, 2014

The application of an electric field to a condenser could double the efficiency of surface heat transfer in power plant and high performance computing cooling systems, according to new research released by scientists at MIT.…read more

NASA Considers Solutions for Broken ISS Cooling Pump

December 16th, 2013

NASA announced Sunday that it is considering a series of spacewalks or a resupply mission to fix a broken cooling loop on the International Space Station, which was shut down last week after the malfunction…read more

Electrocaloric Effect May Yield More Effective Cooling Systems

December 13th, 2013

British scientists are hoping to replace chemicals used in modern cooling systems with more environmentally-friendly materials that change temperature with the application of electricity. Known as the electrocaloric effect, previous research from 2006 has shown…read more

Carbon Nanotubes Offer Thermal Stress Relief at Critical Juntions

December 9th, 2013

Scientists at Stanford University have released new findings that demonstrate the benefits of using carbon nanotube arrays at critical junctions between two materials to help better relieve thermal stress. Thermal stress, often caused by the…read more

Bitcoin Mining Boosts Interest in Liquid Cooling

December 5th, 2013

A journalist’s recent visit to a secret Hong Kong Bitcoin mining facility reveals some of the newer cooling techniques in use to keep server temperatures from skyrocketing. Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is an open-source peer-to-peer…read more

Electronics Cooling December 2013 Issue Now Online

December 2nd, 2013

Don’t miss out on the December 2013  issue of Electronics Cooling, which includes feature articles on Energy-Efficient Warm-Water Cooling of Servers; Thermal Management of Many-core Processors using Power Multiplexing, Characterization of Server Thermal Mass; as…read more

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Technique Combines Heat Sinks for More Effective Cooling

November 22nd, 2013

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new two-phase technique they say is up to 50 percent more effective in cooling electronic systems compared to current cooling technology. Led by Lee Poh…read more

Magnetic Nanoparticles Prevent Hotspots in Cooling Systems

November 21st, 2013

An international team comprised of researchers at MIT and in Australia has discovered a way to enhance heat transfer using magnetic fields, a method they say could prevent hotspots that can lead to system failures.…read more