[Beowulf] The Arrhenius Equation and life

Saxelby, John JSaxelby at vicr.com
Mon Mar 7 15:24:04 EST 2005


I am going out on a limb here but from my work I have concluded that the 10 degrees temp rise halving life is bogus.  It is based on the Arrhenius Equation which is for chemical reactions.  It does not apply to semiconductors for example, though it might apply to the oil in the bearings of a hard disk.  This is a controversial subject and the answer is not as simple as 10C 2X

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