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Electron-phonon interactions affect heat dissipation in computer chips

October 13, 2016

Study shows particle collisions may explain overheated circuits, improve thermoelectric devices.

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MIT researchers have found that interactions between electrons and heat-carrying particles called phonons can play a significant role in preventing heat dissipation in microelectronic devices.

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