Adhesives at Work: Stuck on Heat Sinks
“If you’re like most modern-day professionals, each morning you boot up your computer and work late into the day. During that time, you probably don’t even think twice about the heat sink inside your computer, do you?
Although heat sinks are an important part of our computers, many people don’t know what they are. In the simplest of terms, a heat sink is an object that dispersesheat from another object. Used in electronic systems as a passive heat exchanger, a heat sink has a thermal conductor that carries heat away from the heat source, such as a CPU, into the surrounding medium.This provides a large surface area for the heat to dissipate, thus cooling both the processor and the heat sink. While most commonly used in computers, heat sinks are also found in cell phones, DVD players, LED lighting fixtures and even refrigerators.”
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