Friday, July 18th 2008

Danamics Innovates the First Liquid-metal Based CPU Cooler

Here's something new: A CPU cooler that comprises of a circulatory mechanism of liquid-metal, the liquid-metal has higher thermal conductivity than other liquid media, flowing liquid metal across an array of metal fins to disperse heat, and the cycle continues. What's more, the liquid is inextinguishable. That's 'cool'. Danamics innovated such a cooler for today's CPUs called the LM10.

The cooler also has no moving parts. The pump that circulates liquid-metal across tubes doesn't have them either. The pump functions on the principles of electromagnetic flow, the ferromagnetic liquid is subjected to flow caused due to changes in polarity of electromagnets. With no moving parts, the MTBF is substantially increased. Of course, you can use a retention module of some sort to hook up a fan or two on each side of the heatsink. This product will be available soon. For more information, please visit this page.

Source: Danamics
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46 Comments on Danamics Innovates the First Liquid-metal Based CPU Cooler

#1
Wile E
Power User
Neat idea. I'll care when I see how it performs tho.
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#2
kuroikenshi
Cools your computer during the day and searches for Sara and John Conner at night!
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#3
Wile E
Power User
by: kuroikenshi
Cools your computer during the day and searches for Sara and John Conner at night!
lol. That's the first thing I thought of too. Just watched that earlier today.
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
But I (most of us) use the computer at nights lol.
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#6
Lozza
Taken from their website:
The cooling capabilities exceeds most watercoolers in a single device.
If it lives up to that, it will be very interesting.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Lozza
Taken from their website:


If it lives up to that, it will be very interesting.
Yeah, but what do they mean by "most". If they are talking about all those all-in-one kits on the market, that's not really all that impressive.
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
But more convenient than maybe a Corsair Nautilus / Gigabyte Galaxy / CM Aquagate, etc.
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Wile E
Power User
by: btarunr
But more convenient than maybe a Corsair Nautilus / Gigabyte Galaxy / CM Aquagate, etc.
Meh. Convenience isn't a factor for someone like me.
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#10
VulkanBros
We will have to wait and see....It sounds interesting tho...
And hey...you guys are seeing to many movies....The Terminator is terminated....
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#11
Darknova
Eh, it's probably yet another of those ideas that they try out but in the end fails. Let's see how it performs first, but I really don't see it being a hit.
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#12
kuroikenshi
I was a bit disappointed when I saw this on the front page... I thought TPU had done a review on it and I was excited to see how it did... but I was wrong and we have to wait. :ohwell:
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#13
VulkanBros
by: Darknova
Eh, it's probably yet another of those ideas that they try out but in the end fails. Let's see how it performs first, but I really don't see it being a hit.
your maybe right....like Asetek´s VapoChill Micro....was genius...but did´nt hit........
....hmmmm both companies are from Denmark....what a coincidens.....:wtf:
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#14
tkpenalty
hmm liquid metal... isnt that the stuff that eats aluminium? That DEFINATELY has a far higher thermal counductivity versus water. Wouldn't be surprised if their claims were valid.



wonder when they'll have liquid metal wc kits?
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#16
alexp999
Staff
This could turn out to be another great idea which didnt really do as well as it should. Like the xigma all in one watercooler. or the akasa bubble (thing, lol) cooler.

I'm still gonna order my zerotherm nirvana. its purdy, lol.
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#17
Scrizz
This is very interesting
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#18
Silverel
Damn. I've been talking about this exact thing since heatpipe coolers came out quite a few years ago. Indium, Gallium, and Tin can be made into an alloy that has a melting point at anywhere between -20C and up, only problem is that it does indeed eat aluminum. Simple solution though, use steel or copper heatpipes. o.o

Thermal conductivity is quite good as well. Between 30 and 80 W/(m - K) depending on the mixture. Compare this with water at .6 W/(m - K), most thermal pastes at .5 to 6 W/(m - K), Aluminum at 240 W/(m - K), or copper at 401 W/(m - K).

The only thing that has been keeping this from happening sooner is the availiablity and efficiency of the process required to extract the different rather rare materials from raw sources. Two years ago I couldn't find more than a few specialized companies that even made the stuff. Now I've run into half a dozen without really trying.

This excites me quite a bit, needless to say. :)
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#19
twicksisted
by: Silverel
This excites me quite a bit, needless to say. :)
here's a kleenex... :D
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#20
Silverel
by: twicksisted
here's a kleenex... :D
I think a shammy would do the job better :laugh:
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#22
tkpenalty
hmm with carbon nanotubes you could make a carbon nanotube based liquid metal vapour direct touch heatpipe cooler :p
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
what a fun idea wonder how long befor it fails
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#24
jtleon
What about the poor surface wetting...(not related to the Chamy above). Consider your childhood days playing with that liquid mercury (so much fun!). Those beads running everywhere. To effectively transfer heat, you need thorough surface wetting (easily achieved with water and common surfactants such as jet-dry, etc.)

From my feeble liquid metal experience, I don't know how the surface wetting challenge may be solved. I smell something fishy here!

LOL
jtleon
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#25
yogurt_21
interesting, might just buy one for bragging rights of having liquid metal in my pc.
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