Powering Up Wearable Tech: Stretchable, Rechargeable Batteries

Enabling Wearable Tech Wearable technology is increasing in popularity, which is why we see more researchers tackling the challenges that are associated with them.  We see flexible circuits, flexible LED screens, but we need something to power all these gizmos. One prerequisite of the classification of “wearable tech” is “mobile.” That means these devices can’t

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Skived Fin Heat Sinks: Solutions as Smooth as Butter

Skived Fin Heat Sinks: Singular Piece Solutions Many heat sink designs consist of separate fins and base and are assembled together using an adhesive process to bond the two together. These heat sink assemblies have an added thermal resistance in the form of the adhesive layer between the base and the fins. Extrusions, which are

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Zipper Fin Heat Sinks: An Interconnected Solution

What are Zipper Fins? Zippers are a really neat invention as they can uniformly connect two pieces of material into a single sheet of material. By utilizing a specialized geometry that interlocks with itself, continuous connections can be made. This makes handling a since zippered whole easier instead of maneuvering each individual piece. When we

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Thermal Convection: Natural versus Forced Convection

Thermal Convection: A Pillar of Heat Transfer In a majority of thermal management solutions, we use thermal convection as a means to remove heat away from our sensitive components and devices. In the rare case we don’t use convection, it’s because we have little to no fluid to work with. Particular applications, like ones in