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Problem Addressed

Current state-of-the-art air-cooled heat exchangers utilize copper finned-heat sink arrays with integrated heat pipe structures and separate blowers. However, the performance of such systems is inadequate to dissipate powers > 1kW, prevalent in a variety of high performance systems. Also, they cannot achieve thermal resistances of 0.05 C/W due to constraints on size, weight, and power consumption, which is necessary for high performance systems. This heat exchanger design integrates the pump and heat exchanger into one unit, and with a volume of 4”x4”x4”. It can dissipate 1 kW and has an overall heat sink thermal resistance 4x lower (<0.05 C/W) than current state-of-the-art.