How to measure the Thermal Resistance and Thermal Conductivity of Heat Transfer Materials (TIMs) with LFA

Heat must be dissipated from electronic devices quickly and efficiently to ensure optimal performance and to prevent premature component failure. Like CPUs and GPUs, LED inverters as well as photovoltaic inverters require excellent thermal management. Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are available as greases, tapes, filled elastomer pads and phase-change materials.

By Robert Campbell

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How to Test the Efficiency and Purity of Silicon Wafers

Silicon-based technologies have always played a significant role within the energy industry. They currently dominate the solar energy market with a market share of over 90 percent.
In addition, the continual improvements being made to silicon (e.g., through silicon crystal growth techniques and enhancements to purity, efficiency, etc.) are securing its strong position within the energy industry over the near future.

By Dr. André Lindemann and Dr. Ekkehard Post

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Schaum-Keramik in Großserie

Keramische Schäume haben das Potenzial den Spagat zwischen den mannigfaltigen Anforderungen an Hochtemperatur-Isolation zu schlagen. Aus dieser Motivation gelang es Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH ein kostengünstiges und großseriengeeignetes Verfahren zur Herstellung von Schaum-Keramik zu entwickeln. Auf dem Weg zur Großserie half die NETZSCH-Software KINETICS NEO.

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NETZSCH and Swinburne partner in world-first Industry 4.0 composite product Testlab.

Selb – A new research partnership between NETZSCH Analyzing and Testing and the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia will see NETZSCH’s unique in-mould cure monitoring technology implemented in Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 carbon-fibre composite product Testlab. The facility, to be located in Melbourne’s East will be the world’s first industrial scale carbon-fibre composite manufacturing facility using a 3D printed “multilayer” approach.

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Recycling Carpets Turns into a Raw Material Opportunity

Billions of pounds of carpets are generated annually worldwide. A large percentage of which ends up in landfills is problematic because nylon is non-biodegradable.

Limitations in landfill capacity and the environmental impact of disposing of carpet waste in this manner have made recovering nylon from carpet waste an increasingly important enterprise.

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