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THIN HEAT SPREADERS: Hot Summer Blog Series - Thermal Interface Materials

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Sep 8, 2015 2:00:00 PM

As summer comes to an end, we bring you our final post in our Hot Summer Blog Series exploring Thermal Interface Materials. In this post we briefly look at heat spreaders.  A heat spreader is a heat exchanger that moves heat between a heat source and a secondary heat exchanger whose surface area and geometry are more favorable than the source.   Heat spreaders conduct heat in the x,y and z axes which spreads the heat to a larger surface area.

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Topics: Thermal Management, 2015 Summer Blog Series: Thermal Management

Thermally Conductive Tapes: HOT Summer Blog Series - Thermal Interface Materials

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jul 24, 2015 10:03:38 AM

 

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Topics: Thermal Management, 2015 Summer Blog Series: Thermal Management

Phase Change Materials - Hot Summer Blog Series: Thermal Interface Materials

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jun 25, 2015 2:07:00 PM

This is the second post in our Hot Summer Blog Series about Thermal Management Materials.  In this post we will focus on Phase Change Materials.  

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Topics: Thermal Management, 2015 Summer Blog Series: Thermal Management

Thermal Gap Pads - HOT Summer Blog Series: Thermal Interface Materials

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jun 3, 2015 2:14:42 PM

This is the kick-off to our Hot Summer Blog Series all about Thermal Management Materials.  

Why focus on Thermal management Materials?  Incredible technological advancements have been made over the past 30 years in electronic devices.  Just look at the image below.  

 

 

As devices have become smaller, thinner, and more powerful, the need for efficient removal of heat has become critical to the reliability and longevity of the device.  Heat is a normal by-product of electronics operation.  Thermal Management Materials exist to aid in the efficient conduction of heat within these devices to keep them running at a safe operating temperature.  There are many different types of Thermal Management Materials offering a range of conductivities, thicknesses and softness.  In this series, we will explore the different types, starting off with Thermal Gap Pads.  

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Topics: Thermal Management, 2015 Summer Blog Series: Thermal Management