“32% more performance”: Here’s how lithium salts can make your computer run faster and cooler – using a technique that everyone knows

Researchers have found that adding salt to computer systems can prevent devices from overheating and improve performance by more than 32%.

A team from the City University of Hong Kong hopes that this passive technique, which can be used in electronics, batteries, solar cells and buildings, relies on moisture desorption from hygroscopic salt solutions. These types of salt cause moisture to condense when the relative humidity is at or below 75% relative humidity.