Altering surface textures in 'counterintuitive manner' may lead to cooling efficiency gains

November 12, 2013 5:36 PM

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Altering surface textures in 'counterintuitive manner' may lead to cooling efficiency gains

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 12, 2013 -- Researchers across the globe are racing to find ways to improve the cooling of hot surfaces -- for technologies ranging from small handheld electronics all the way to industrial-sized applications such as nuclear power plants.

By zeroing in on the physics at play underlying surface phenomena, a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University researchers made a significant breakthrough. Although somewhat counterintuitive, they discovered that by creating sparsely packed textures on surfaces rather...

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