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Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

September 27, 2019

As our electronic devices get more sophisticated, they also generate more heat that must be released for maximum…
A New Model of Heat Transfer in Crystals Was Developed by Russian Scientists

August 30, 2019

Today’s physicists mostly focus either on massive objects like black holes or on atom-sized objects. In both cases,…
Researchers develop novel process to study how trees affect building temperatures, air flow in extreme heat

August 1, 2019

Researchers at Iowa State University have developed a model to test how shading and air flow can improve…
New way to beat the heat in electronics

May 17, 2019

A nanocomposite invented at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics,…
New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

May 15, 2019

Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into…
Cheaper Renewable Electricity From Sun’s Heat With New Material, Manufacturing Process

October 18, 2018

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that…
Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

September 10, 2018

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two…
Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat

May 18, 2018

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic…
X-ray Study Reveals Way to Control Molecular Vibrations that Transmit Heat

June 7, 2017

Findings open new pathway for “tuning” materials to ease or insulate against the flow of heat, sound, and…
Researchers Discover New Method to Dissipate Heat in Electronic Devices

November 11, 2016

Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster computer…
An extreme close-up on heat transfer

November 25, 2015

How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to…
Leidenfrost thermostat uses levitating water droplets to keep cool

May 20, 2015

The Leidenfrost effect is a strange phenomenon that allows water droplets to levitate and even climb uphill. Now…
Noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by quantum particles of heat

November 11, 2014

As part of an international collaboration, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated how noise in a…
Heat Transfer Sets the Noise Floor for Ultrasensitive Electronics

November 11, 2014

A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning…
Magnetically stimulated flow patterns offer strategy for heat transfer problems

March 10, 2014

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jim Martin and Kyle Solis have what Martin calls “a devil of a problem.”…
Research could bring new devices that control heat flow

January 29, 2014

Researchers are proposing a new technology that might control the flow of heat the way electronic devices control…
A flexible heat conductor using carbon nanotube arrays

December 30, 2013

It is hoped that new techniques for thermoelectric power generation using relatively low-temperature waste heat such as motor…
Magnetic nanoparticles could aid heat dissipation

November 20, 2013

Cooling systems generally rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat. Now, researchers at MIT and…
Beryllium’s Back, Baby

October 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory engineers, in partnership with industry, reestablished a domestic manufacturing capability for primary (high-purity)…
Student’s flashlight works by body heat, not batteries

July 2, 2013

Ann Makosinski from Victoria, British Columbia, has an LED flashlight powered by body heat. This inventor has a…
Green Conversion of Heat to Electricity

May 22, 2013

Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator,…
How to treat heat like light

January 11, 2013

New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves. An MIT…
Sandia Cooler Blows Traditional CPU Coolers Away

November 22, 2012

Every year, the information technology sector spends almost $7 billion on electricity costs, and much of that money…
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