News tagged with heat dissipation

Graphene meets heat waves

EPFL researchers have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Skin hair skims heat off elephants

Body hair in mammals is typically thought to have evolved to keep us warm in colder prehistoric times, but a new study suggests that it may do the opposite, at least in elephants. Epidermal hair may have ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Better surfaces could help dissipate heat

Cooling systems that use a liquid that changes phase — such as water boiling on a surface — can play an important part in many developing technologies, including advanced microchips and concentrated ...

dateJun 26, 2012 in Nanophysics
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