News tagged with power electronics

Finding the keys to boiling heat transfer

A team of MIT researchers has succeeded in carrying out the first systematic investigation of the factors that control boiling heat transfer from a surface to a liquid. This process is crucial to the efficiency of power plants ...

Jul 16, 2013 3.7 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Toward tinier transistors

(Phys.org) —The foundation of many, many modern electronic devices – including computers, smart phones, and televisions – is the silicon transistor. However, the shrinking of consumer electronics is ...

Jul 03, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

E3 a chance to address gamers' questions

What is the next generation of gaming? It's a question the video game industry hasn't quite figured out yet, but it's one it must confront at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the much-hyped Los ...

Jun 09, 2013 1 / 5 (1) 0

Perfectly designed microelectronics

Microchips play an important role in industrial and household electronics. Their miniaturized circuits must not only function faultlessly but also consume as little energy as possible. Researchers are now ...

May 15, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

X-rays in the fast lane

X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) produce higher-power laser pulses over a broader range of energies compared with most other x-ray sources. Although the pulse durations currently available are enormously ...

May 10, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 1