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August 2nd, 2006

Cool It!

Abstract:
Researchers at Purdue University have taken the conductive fiber idea one step further—or rather, one step smaller. They have created a carpet of carbon nanotubes that acts as a TIM (thermal interface material).

“The performance that we see with nanotubes is significantly better than comparable state-of-the-art commercial materials,” says Timothy Fisher, an associate professor of mechanical engineering who is leading the research. “Carbon nanotubes have excellent heat-conduction properties, and our ability to fabricate them in a controlled manner has been instrumental in realizing this application.”

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