What is a HEAT SINK ?
A heat sink is an essential component for cooling high-power integrated circuits. This heat sink is a combination of aluminum fins and copper heat pipes for cooling high-heat-dissipation processors (As shown is Freezer Xtreme from Arctic).
A heat sink is designed to increase the surface area in contact with the cooling medium surrounding it, such as the air. Approach air velocity, choice of material, fin (or other protrusion) design and surface treatment are some of the factors which affe ...more
2. A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.