Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Indirect Cooling of IC Chips Using a Two Phase Closed Thermosyphon Loop

[+] Author Affiliations
Satoru Gima, Takashi Nagata

University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

Xing Zhang, Motoo Fujii

Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka, Japan

Paper No. IPACK2003-35148, pp. 337-342; 6 pages
  • ASME 2003 International Electronic Packaging Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • 2003 International Electronic Packaging Technical Conference and Exhibition, Volume 2
  • Maui, Hawaii, USA, July 6–11, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3690-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3674-6
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


This paper reports on indirect cooling of high-power IC chips of notebook computers using a two phase closed thermosyphon loop with Fluorinert (FC-72) as the working fluid. The experimental set-up consists of an evaporator and a condenser connected by flexible tubing. The evaporator corresponds to a high-power IC chip, and the condenser represents a cooling plate located behind the display of notebook computer. The evaporator and the condenser have the outer dimensions of 50mm × 50mm × 20mm and 150mm × 200mm × 20mm, respectively. The effects of the heat input Q and the charged volume of Fluorinert liquid F on the heat transfer characteristics of the cooling system were studied experimentally. Further, the experiment for the evaporator with plate fin to enhance the boiling in the evaporator was carried out. It has been confirmed that the heater surface temperature for the evaporator with plate fin reduces about 10% in comparison with those for the evaporator without fin. It is found that enhancing the boiling in the evaporator is very effective to reduce the surface temperature of heater. In the case of the evaporator with the plate fin, the temperature difference between the heater surface and ambient is kept around 60K for the highest heat input Q = 30W in the present experiments.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Cooling



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In