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News Researchers point to nanoscale cooling breakthrough

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

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    Not that I fully understand the technicalities of nanoscale cooling but is this really a breakthrough, from my limited understanding it's more along the lines of nanoscale cooling doesn't behave as we predicted it would.

    Is it more a case of practical experimentations have shown our theory on what we though happens with nanoscale heat transfer have been proven wrong?
     
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    It's a breakthrough in that one of the big barriers to continued process node shrinkage (and thus adherence to Moore's Law) was that things would get hotter as they got closer together - something we now know, in a breakthrough discovery, is not the case and that squidging things together will make 'em more efficiently cooled. Which is nice.
     
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    Sorry I didn't mean what i said to come across as quibbling over the meaning of the words used in the article, it was more intended to highlight how little we know about nanoscale physics and the world of the super small.

    Really strange things happen in the nanoscale world that seem to be counterintuitive.
     

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