Solid-State Electrochemical Thermal Transistor Without Using Liquid

A new technical paper titled "Solid-State Electrochemical Thermal Transistors" was published by researchers at Hokkaido University, Pusan National University, and the University of Tokyo. Abstract "Thermal transistors that electrically control heat flow have attracted growing attention as thermal management devices and phonon logic circuits. Although several thermal transistors are demons... » read more

Cubic Boron Arsenide’s Unique Semiconducting Properties (MIT)

New research claims cubic boron arsenide could be a “game-changing” semiconductor with a “very high mobility for both electrons and holes,” according to this MIT article. “Heat is now a major bottleneck for many electronics,” says Shin, the paper’s lead author. “Silicon carbide is replacing silicon for power electronics in major EV industries including Tesla, since it has thr... » read more

Recent Advances in Thermal Metamaterials and Their Future Applications for Electronics Packaging

Abstract: "Thermal metamaterials exhibit thermal properties that do not exist in nature but can be rationally designed to offer unique capabilities of controlling heat transfer. Recent advances have demonstrated successful manipulation of conductive heat transfer and led to novel heat guiding structures such as thermal cloaks, concentrators, etc. These advances imply new opportunities to gui... » read more

System Bits: March 10

Surviving entanglement breakdown Researchers at MIT have discovered that preserving the fragile quantum property known as entanglement isn’t necessary to reap benefits. By way of background, the MIT team reminded that the promise of quantum information processing, i.e., solving problems that classical computers can’t, as well as perfectly secure communication depends on a phenomenon cal... » read more