Heat-conducting Crystals Could Help Computer Chips Keep Their Cool (image) University of Texas at Dallas Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and their collaborators have created and characterized tiny crystals of boron arsenide, like the one shown here imaged with an electron microscope, that have high thermal conductivity. Because the semiconducting material efficiently transports heat, it might be used in future electronics to help keep smaller, more powerful devices from overheating. The research is described in a study published online July 5, 2018 in the journal Science. Credit University of Texas at Dallas Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.