Heat pipes

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Heat pipes are a very promising technology for achieving high local heat removal rates and uniform temperatures in computer chips. Miniature and micro heat pipes have been and are being used in electronic cooling. For example, a majority of laptop computers use heat pipes to get rid of heat produced in chip processors.
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A design criterion for the heat pipes to be described was that they would be able to be made without special tools or skills.  Copper tubing in the 1/4, 3/8, and ½ inch sizes were used in making many heat pipes, with the 1/4 inch size preferred.  This does require some skill in using a propane torch and soldering copper. 
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Main article: [[Fabrication and testing of heat pipes]]

Revision as of 20:05, 16 May 2012

Fundamentals

Heat pipes are a very promising technology for achieving high local heat removal rates and uniform temperatures in computer chips. Miniature and micro heat pipes have been and are being used in electronic cooling. For example, a majority of laptop computers use heat pipes to get rid of heat produced in chip processors.

Main article: Fundamentals of heat pipes

Fabrication and testing

A design criterion for the heat pipes to be described was that they would be able to be made without special tools or skills. Copper tubing in the 1/4, 3/8, and ½ inch sizes were used in making many heat pipes, with the 1/4 inch size preferred. This does require some skill in using a propane torch and soldering copper.

Main article: Fabrication and testing of heat pipes