6SigmaET Release Enhances Modelling for Faster Thermal Simulation

Future Facilities has launched Release 12 of its thermal simulation software, 6SigmaET. This release incorporates a number of significant modelling enhancements that deliver another boost to overall simulation speed – extending 6SigmaET’s performance advantage compared to alternative tools. Release 12 also includes

Taking Temperature in 2D

To build robust electronic devices, it is crucial to know how the components change size in response to heat generated by electric currents. A new experiment demonstrates electron microscopy as a tool for creating a map—with nanometer resolution—of thermal expansion in 2D

Nanostructures Control Heat Transfer

For the first time, Prof. Dr. Markus Retsch and his research group at the University of Bayreuth have succeeded in precisely controlling temperature-dependent thermal conductivity with the help of polymer materials. These advanced functional materials — initially produced for laboratory experiments —

U.S. Launch for Specialty Cordierite Ceramics

IPS Ceramics USA has announced that one of the brand new lines being launched at Ceramics Expo 2018 (1-3 May 2018, Cleveland, OH) will feature two types of cordierite ceramic. Cordierite ceramics are well known for their exceptional resistance to thermal shock.

The Importance of Thermal Design in Aerospace Electronics

Tom Gregory, Product Manager, 6SigmaET The demands of the aerospace industry pose a significant challenge for electronics designers. The nature of the industry means that electronics will be subject to unique stressors and will be expected to survive. On top of this,

Chinese Market Opens up for Carbodeon Nanodiamonds

European nanodiamond producer Carbodeon has been granted a Chinese patent, number ZL201380050518.X, for its technology which enables detonation-synthesized diamond particles (nanodiamonds) to be combined with polymers for use in fields such as personal electronics, LED lighting, automotive components and machine tools. The

Five Common Misconceptions about Thermal Design

Chris Aldham, Product Manager 6SigmaET/6sigmaet.info Small, powerful, compact devices have always been at the heart of the electronics industry. But, with the constant demand for shrinking devices comes increased power densities and a lot more heat being generated in ever-decreasing spaces. The smaller