Heat Pipe

A device that can transfer large amounts of heat with a small difference in temperature between the hot and cold interface.

The effective thermal conductivity of a heat pipe can range from 50,000 to 200,000 Wm-1K-1


Thyrum, G., "Critical Aspects of Modeling Heat Pipe Assisted Heat Sinks", thermacore.com

See also: Fans.

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Subjects: Electronics Thermodynamics