January 22, 2014

Cooling Microprocessors with Carbon Nanotubes

Technique From Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry Could Also Work with Graphene

“Cool it!” That’s a prime directive for microprocessor chips and a promising new solution to meeting this imperative is in the offing. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “process friendly” technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes.