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

Synthetic Diamond for Thermal Management of Electronic Devices

Q&A with Thomas Obeloer, Business Development Manager Element Six Technologies’  Why is Diamond Considered a Supermaterial? Supermaterials are called such due to their unrivaled ability to deliver extreme performance across a variety of applications. Diamond has a range of physical and chemical

Thermocouple Conditioning Circuit Design Considerations

Kevin Tretter, Principal Product Marketing Engineer Microchip Technology, Inc.  Temperature is by far the most commonly measured physical condition, spanning common applications such as HVAC systems, refrigerators and ovens, to more complex systems such as petrochemical plants and factory automation. In addition

How Does Bending Heat Pipes & Vapor Chambers Affect Performance?

George Meyer, CEO Celsia, Inc. The majority of applications for heat pipes, and to a lesser extent vapor chambers, require these products to be bent. Below are respective examples for high-performance graphics card, semiconductor equipment and networking applications. But what effect does

Heat Pipes and Vapor Chambers: What’s the Difference

George Meyer, CEO Celsia, Inc At some point in a thermal system design project it may become apparent that the tried and true methods of increasing thermal efficiency – solid base, fin & fan – just aren’t sufficient. Keep out zones prohibit

Cool It Your Way: Versatile Cooling for Electronics Enclosures

Justin Moll, Vice President, US Market Development Pixus Technologies Electronics enclosures are used in countless test/analytics/measurement devices for multiple end markets.  This includes various instrument systems in Oil & Gas, Industrial & Power Control, Medical, Lab/Test, and Military designs.   The end applications are