What is cooling?

  • (noun): A mechanism for keeping something cool.
    Example: "The cooling was overhead fans"
    Synonyms: cooling system
    See also — Additional definitions below


Cooling is the transfer of thermal energy via thermal radiation, heat conduction or convection. It may also refer to:

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Some articles on cooling:

System Fan - Cooling Fan Application - Other Purposes
... fan mounted in one of the PCI slots, usually to supply additional cooling to the PCI and/or graphics cards ... CD burner fan Some internal CD and/or DVD burners included cooling fans ... especially when overclocked, that active cooling may be necessary, usually in the form of small fans positioned above the memory chips ...
System Fan - Alternatives
... Systems can be designed to use passive cooling alone, reducing noise and eliminating moving parts that may fail ... This can be achieved by Natural convection cooling carefully designed, correctly oriented, and sufficiently large heatsinks can dissipate up to 100 W by natural convection alone Heatpipes to transfer heat ... Other methods of cooling include Water cooling Refrigeration, e.g ...
Cooling - Places
... Cooling, Kent, a village in Kent, England. ...
Sympathetic Cooling
... Sympathetic cooling is a process in which particles of one type cool particles of another type ... This technique allows cooling of ions and atoms that can't be cooled directly by laser cooling ... However, sympathetic cooling is most efficient when the mass/charge ratios of the sympathetic- and laser-cooled ions are similar ...
Laser Applications - Scientific - Laser Cooling
... A technique that has recent success is laser cooling ... the ions or atoms slows them down, thus cooling them ...

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