Atomically Thin Heat Shield Protects Electronic Devices

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  • TBMG-35266
Published 2019-10-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode. To guard against issues, engineers often insert glass, plastic, or layers of air as insulation to prevent heat-generating components like microprocessors from causing damage.