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Prototype Microscale Electrohydrodynamic Based Thermal Control Hardware

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Prototype Microscale Electrohydrodynamic Based Thermal Control Hardware

This is a crosscutting technology that promises to make it easier and more efficient to remove heat from small spaces, vastly expanding the capabilities of advanced instruments and microprocessors. If engineers can develop technology to carry away more heat, they will be able to use higher-power, more capable components that do generate more heat than less powerful circuitry. This technology, a microscale electrohydrodynamic (EHD)-based thermal control device, addresses the challenge. Principal investigators believe the technology could be used in electronic cards, lab-on-a-chip scientific instruments, quick-response spacecraft, and power electronics in aircraft and automobiles.

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