This Georgia Tech-Sprung Nanomaterials Startup Could Stop Smartphones From Exploding — and Much More
Electronics are getting more powerful, and in many cases, smaller, to meet the demands of the consumer market. But packing all those heat-generating components together creates an opportunity for the device to overheat — or in some cases, as with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones earlier this year, even catch on fire.
Assoicate Professor Baratunde Cola, joint appointment in mechanical engineering, saw the connection far before any phones exploded.
Using carbon nanomaterial, he developed a thermal tape that, when used in electronics instead of existing materials that hold parts together, provides far-improved heat dissipation.