Nano-lightning May Cool Future Chips

Jerry Fass writes "A Purdue University team has created a lithographically produced cooling microtechnology, with some nanometer size parts. As with many other micron scale systems, the prefix 'nano' is being used in some descriptions of it: 'Nano-lightning' could be harnessed to cool future computers… The device uses micro scale ion driven airflow, a weakly ionized plasma, to drive cooling air currents. Such principles may be useful if scaled down to molecular nanotechnology sizes, for cooling, or maybe propulsion."

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