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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

Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #7: Super-fast Parallel CFD Solver

July 18th, 2014

I’m sure in the (far) future, product design and manufacture will just involve a big box that you can ask to make things for you. “A leg driven transport device with communication, health monitoring and…read more

Nanodiamonds Boost Thermal Conductivity of Thermoplastics

July 18th, 2014

Carbodeon has announced the release of new nanodiamond-enhanced thermoplastics, which offer a 20-100 percent improvement in thermal conductivity compared to traditional materials. The new uDiamond® products can achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal…read more

Micro Motors, Fans and Blowers Cool Medical and Commercial Devices

July 17th, 2014

Pelonis Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of axial AC and brushless C fans and motors, has announced a new line of micro motors, fans and blowers for cooling medical devices and compact commercial electronic devices. The…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

Phase-Change TIM Offers Good Alternative to Grease

July 7th, 2014

Universal Science has introduced a new phase change thermal interface material that offers a cleaner, more effective alternative to thermal grease. With 4.0 w/mK thermal conductivity, UniPhase 4000-COB is ideal for use in a wide…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

Composite Metal Is 40 Percent Lighter than Steel with Eightfold Thermal Conductivity

June 30th, 2014

Materion Technical Materials has announced the release of eStainless, a new composite material comprised of a lightweight, highly conductive aluminum core within an outer skin of ductile stainless steel. eStainless maintains 83 percent of the…read more

Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #6: Integrated Summary Columns

June 30th, 2014

If there’s one word that describes electronics products it’s ‘complexity’. Actually, scratch that, that’s too generic a term. How about ‘cluttered’? IC packages are constructed from a number of different parts, soldered onto a PCB…read more