Professors Wu and Ager Find a Way to Conduct Heat More Efficiently
A study led by MSE's own Professor Junqiao Wu and in collaboration with Professor Joel Ager has demonstrated a route to make heat conduction in an important electronic material nearly 150% more efficient. Modern microelectronics are based on silicon, but one of the biggest challenges that could limit the future of devices made from this material is the ability to managethe heat that is produced during operation. Through the use of a specificisotope of silicon, the study provides a way to overcome the intrinsic limits for heat conduction in this important material and could open new possibilities for silicon-based electronics. For more details, see the full story here.