MTL News Archives for 2012

Better surfaces could help dissipate heat

June 26, 2012

Heat transfer in everything from computer chips to powerplants could be improved through new analysis of surface textures.


Scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) of the silicon microstructured surfaces for the boiling experiments. The dimensions of the micropillars are well-defined to allow systematic studies of surface roughness effects on critical heat flux (CHF). Image: Kuang-Han Chu et al, Applied Physics Letters

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