SOTS is a novel, enclosed, passive heat transfer system inspired by research into and combination of micro-scale two-phase flow, self-organizing criticality theory, complex network system, and neural network optimization algorithms. By its physical appearance, SOTS is a network of micro-channels that can be freely embedded into solid materials of any three-dimensional geometry.
Coolanyp has filed multiple patents for SOTS technology, covering the fundamental structure, its incorporation in thermal management of electronic devices, fabrication process, and so on. Not only will this revolutionary innovation bring improvement in thermal performance, anti-gravitational impacts, and material compatibility, it will enable higher degree of design freedom, space management, cooling redundancy, and energy efficiency.
In 1947, the term “self-organizing” was introduced to contemporary science by psychiatrist and engineer W. Ross Ashby.
In 1977, Ilya Prigogine won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the phenomenon of self-organization in complex system through his research on the dissipative structure in non-equilibrium systems.
In 1987, Bak et al. proposed the concept of SOC and developed the sandpile model.
In 2016, Coolanyp incorporated SOC theory into heat transfer application through the development of SOTS.
COMPLEX NETWORK SYSTEM
Complex system is defined as a group or organization which is made up of many interacting sub-systems. Many systems in nature can be considered as complex system, such as economics, global climate, human brains, and ecosystem. In SOTS, the heat and mass transfer of two-phase fluid in micro-channel network is incorporated as the fundamental element forming the dynamic complex system.
Coolanyp has developed theoretical model and AI algorithm to assist performance prediction and network pattern optimization of SOTS.