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Cool electronics

Although heat removal in electronics at room temperature is typically governed by a hierarchy of conduction and convection phenomena, heat dissipation in cryogenic electronics can face a fundamental limit analogous to that of black-body emission of electromagnetic radiation.

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Figure 1: Temperature dependence of the mean free paths of phonons in a variety of substrate materials5,6,7.


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Cho, J., Goodson, K. Cool electronics. Nature Mater 14, 136–137 (2015).

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