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New Findings Could Help Hybrid, Electric Cars Keep Their Cool
September 22, 2009
Understanding precisely how fluid boils in tiny "microchannels" has led to formulas and models that will help engineers design systems to cool high-power electronics in electric and hybrid cars, aircraft, computers and other devices.
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