Subject: Interested in new Heatsink materials?
By: VanMan (IP: 128.186.12.*)
Written on: 28-11-2005 20:40

Check out Beryllium Oxide. Quite a conductivity on this beast.

By: Tillmann (IP: 130.83.244.*)
Written on: 28-11-2005 23:09


well, thermal conductivity is substantially less than copper (260 W/mK as opposed to 400W/mK for copper). And I suppose Beryllium Oxide is much more expensive.

By: VanMan (IP: 128.186.12.*)
Written on: 29-11-2005 23:42

I agree that it is less than copper, but better than aluminum. The benefit of using it as a heatsink could also be it's electrical resistance. Though I've never heard of a CPU shorting out from a wire touching the heatsink, now that I think about it, the danger could very well be more than nominal.
Or perhaps I don't know what I'm talking about. It happens when I get excited about stuff.
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