Antoine Bricard

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From the formation of animal flocks to the emergence of coordinated motion in bacterial swarms, populations of motile organisms at all scales display coherent collective motion. This consistent behaviour strongly contrasts with the difference in communication abilities between the individuals. On the basis of this universal feature, it has been proposed(More)
Currently the thermal losses of power electronic devices like IGBTs are increasing. At the same time, their sizes are decreasing. Consequently heat sinks have to dissipate very large heat flux densities. Therefore the thermal environment is a main issue in their performance and reliability. In order to improve heat transfers, materials with high thermal(More)
Today, more and more compact converters with high current rates are required. The thermal environment is a key point to meet these requirements: the heat sink must be integrated as close as possible from heat sources. Liquid-cooled microchannel heat sinks are very efficient and well adapted to the cooling of power components. Thus, a high performance micro(More)
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