Firm Honored for Innovation in Oscillating Heat Pipes
R&D Magazine has named ThermAvant Technologies as a finalist for the 2018 R&D 100 Awards, which honor the top revolutionary technologies of the past year. ThermAvant developed the qualifying product, oscillating heat pipes for high-power electronics thermal management, with support from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and the Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV).
ThermAvant has long specialized in oscillating heat pipes (OHPs), which use thermally driven, two-phase fluid flow to rapidly transfer heat between heat sources and heat sinks. OHPs have a variety of applications, including CPU, GPU, and microchip cooling; energy recovery heat exchangers; heat spreaders for RF devices; heat sinks for optical equipment; and LED cooling, to name a few. These applications, in turn, serve a wide range of industries, including aviation, spacecraft, IT, energy storage, healthcare, and more.
The winners of the R&D 100 awards will be announced on November 16th, 2018.