Surface Grown Copper Nanowires for Improved Cooling Efficiency

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dc.contributor.author Balachandra, Anagi M.
dc.contributor.author Darsanasiri, A.G.N.D.
dc.contributor.author Harsini, Iman
dc.contributor.author Soroushian, Parviz
dc.contributor.author Bakker, Martin G.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-28T18:12:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-28T18:12:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Balachandra, A., Darsanasiri, A., Harsini, I., Soroushian, P., Bakker, M. (2018): Surface Grown Copper Nanowires for Improved Cooling Efficiency. Cogent Engineering. 5(1). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8002
dc.description.abstract The interactions between heat sink surfaces and coolant play important roles in cooling methods. This study relies upon controlled nanostructuring of heat sink surfaces that produces orders of magnitude increases in surface area, excites local vortexes and improves the phase change mechanisms to enhance cooling efficiency. A scalable, economical and environmentally benign technique to grow copper nanowires with a strong/conductive base-anchorage on the surface of copper and related materials is described. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) were used to monitor the reduction and morphology of the nanowires. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electron diffraction (ED) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were employed to understand the structure of the as-grown copper hydroxide nanowires and reduced copper nanowires. The convective heat transfer of nanostructured surfaces was measured in the laboratory and compared to a theoretical treatment of the nanowire array effects on convective heat transfer. The various surface treatments tested showed heat transfer increases of up to 93% in good agreement with a theoretical analysis. en_US
dc.description.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2018.1512039
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dc.language English en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Nanoscale heat transfer en_US
dc.subject heat sink surface cooling en_US
dc.subject copper nanowire en_US
dc.subject Chemistry en_US
dc.subject Material Science en_US
dc.subject Materials Science en_US
dc.title Surface Grown Copper Nanowires for Improved Cooling Efficiency en_US
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