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Graphene Could Help Electronics be Self-Cooling, Save Energy: by Jaymi Heimbuch, San Francisco, California on 04...

Graphene Could Help Electronics be Self-Cooling, Save Energy: by Jaymi Heimbuch, San Francisco, California on 04...

Because both the size and speed of computer chips is affected by how much heat they put out, using a material that has self-cooling properties would be a big step forward, not just in speed but in energy savings. U of Illinois states, "Computers with silicon chips use fans or flowing water to cool the transistors, a process that consumes much of the energy required to power a device. Future computer chips made out of graphene - carbon sheets 1 atom thick - could be faster than silicon chips and operate at lower power."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/graphene-could-he...

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