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Organic Thin-Film Transistors Now Formed through Room-Temperature Printing

September 9th, 2014

Japanese researchers confirmed a new process for developing organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) while at room temperature. This new process uses flexible materials such as plastic – which will aid in the mass production of future…read more

New Thermoelectric Devices Establish Beneficial Uses for Waste Heat

September 8th, 2014

Researchers estimate that more than half of the energy generated in the U.S from vehicles, machinery and heavy equipment is wasted as heat when it escapes into the air. Gang Chen, the Carl Richard Soderberg…read more

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New Compounds Improve Refrigerant Manufacturing

September 2nd, 2014

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new magnetic refrigerant that is easier to prepare than previous compounds. Magnetic refrigeration has been established as effective in cooling susceptible scientific instruments; however, refrigerants prove difficult to prepare.…read more

New 4G Roaming Technology Must Account for Thermal Loss, Say Researchers

August 26th, 2014

According to Danish researchers, the push towards global 4G roaming and high-quality, frequency-reconfigurable antennas will need to account for new loss capacities not taken into account by previous technology. The worldwide demand for 4G technology…read more

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Electronics Cooling September 2014 Issue Now Online

August 19th, 2014

Don’t miss out on the September 2014 issue of Electronics Cooling, which includes feature articles on CVD Diamond – Integrating a Superior Thermal Material; An Inexpensive Multi-channel AC Heater Control System; Jet Impingement on Micro Pin…read more

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Laser Cooling Yields More Sensitive Microscopes

August 19th, 2014

By cooling a nanowire probe using lasers, Australian scientists have discovered a way of dramatically improving atomic microscope sensitivity by up to 20 times, allowing them to register forces as small as that of an…read more

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Cooling Enhancement Boosts Operation of Laser Power Amplifier

August 5th, 2014

By enhancing the cooling system of a thin disk laser power amplifier with an optically-transparent heat sink, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have successfully extended the device’s power scaling up to two and…read more

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New Theory Suggests Magnets May Initiate ‘Wireless’ Cooling

July 28th, 2014

 A new theory describing the motion of tiny particles within magnets could mean the onset of effective, long-distance cooling. According to researchers at MIT, these quasi-particles, known as magnons, represent a collective rotation of electrons’…read more

Silica Additive Helps Solar Cells Cool Themselves

July 25th, 2014

Researchers at Stanford University in California may have overcome a major obstacle in the development of efficient, long-lasting solar cells with a silica additive designed to help the cells cool themselves.  Solar cells, which convert…read more

Scientists Explore the Pseudogap Phase of High-Temperature Superconductors

July 24th, 2014

Physicists at Binghamton University have identified an important feature of the pseudogap phase of copper-oxide high-temperature superconductors – a remarkable density wave state that may be a trait of all cuprates. The research, published this…read more

Conductive Crystal Structure Stops Heat Transfer

July 21st, 2014

European scientists have released new research on a perfect crystalline structure that breaks the rules of physics by stopping heat transfer instead of allowing it to travel through the material. This theoretical explanation of how…read more

Porous Materials May Boost Thermoelectric Devices

July 17th, 2014

Greek scientists have released a new study demonstrating how porous substances can act as effective thermoelectric materials, opening the door to the use of such materials in future devices. In recent years, researchers have been…read more

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