Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thermal Interface Materials and Cold Plates

Bergquist assisted Lytron, manufacturer of cold plates, cooling systems, and heat exchangers, with an article on thermal interface materials for Lytron's customers. To be effective, all cold plates require intimate surface-to-surface contact with the component or board-to-be-cooled. Irregular surface areas, both on the electronic components and on the cold plate, prevent good contact. Hence, some type of thermally conductive interface material is necessary to fill the interstices between the mating surfaces.

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