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March 22nd, 2004

'Nano-Lightning' Could Be Harnessed to Cool Future Computers

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Mechanical engineers at Purdue University are developing a new type of cooling technology for computers that uses a sort of nano-lightning to create tiny wind currents. The researchers have shown that the underlying concept for a "micro-scale ion-driven airflow" device is sound and have recently filed for a patent. "To create lightning you need tens of kilovolts, but we do it with 100 volts or less," Garimella said. "In simple terms, we are generating a kind of lightning on a nano-scale here."

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