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Improved Thin, Flexible Heat PipesFlexible heat pipes of an improved type are fabricated as layers of different materials laminated together into vacuum- tight sheets or tapes. In comparison with prior flexible heat pipes, these flexible heat pipes are less susceptible to leakage. Other advantages of these flexible heat pipes, relative to prior flexible heat pipes, include high reliability and greater ease and lower cost of fabrication. Because these heat pipes are very thin, they are highly flexible. When coated on outside surfaces with adhesives, these flexible heat pipes can be applied, like common adhesive tapes, to the surfaces of heat sinks and objects to be cooled, even if those surfaces are curved.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Rosenfeld, John H.
(Thermacore, Inc. Lancaster, PA, United States)
Gernert, Nelson J.
(Thermacore, Inc. Lancaster, PA, United States)
Sarraf, David B.
(Thermacore, Inc. Lancaster, PA, United States)
Wollen, Peter J.
(Thermacore, Inc. Lancaster, PA, United States)
Surina, Frank C.
(Thermacore, Inc. Lancaster, PA, United States)
Fale, John E.
(Thermacore, Inc. Lancaster, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs, February 2004
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Thermodynamics
Report/Patent Number
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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