# Cooling by a Cylindrical Pin Fin

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In electronic systems, a fin is a heat sink or a passive heat exchanger that cools a device by dissipating heat into the surrounding medium (e.g. air). This diagram shows a cylindrical pin fin, used to maximize heat transfer to a fluid between two walls:

[more]Contributed by: Housam Binous and Ahmed Bellagi (August 2015)

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Reference

[1] T. Bennett, *Transport by Advection and Diffusion*, New York: Wiley, 2012.

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Published: August 18 2015