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Science and Applications

Singh, Navdeep, Banerjee, Debjyoti

2014, XII, 70 p. 18 illus., 15 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Introduces state of the art in simulating heat transfer at the nano scale using molecular dynamic techniques
  • Presents nanofin applications in thermal management, energy efficiency technologies, and energy harvesting from various sources (solar thermal, nuclear, geothermal, and others)
  • Describes the promising technique of enhancing heat transfer by surface texturing using nanoparticle coatings or engineered nanostructures
  • Covers latest trends in nanoscale heat transfer
Nanofins Science and Technology describes the heat transfer effectiveness of polymer coolants and their fundamental interactions with carbon nanotube coatings that act as nanofins. Heat transfer at micro/nano-scales has attracted significant attention in contemporary literature. This has been primarily driven by industrial requirements where significant decrease in the size of electronic devices/chips with concomitant enhancement in the heat flux have caused challenging needs for cooling of these platforms. With quantum effects kicking in, traditional cooling techniques need to be replaced with more effective technologies. A promising technique is to enhance heat transfer by surface texturing using nanoparticle coatings or engineered nanostructures. These nanostructures are termed as nanofins because they augment heat transfer by a combination of surface area enhancement as well as liquid-solid interactions at the molecular scale.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Carbon Nanotubes - Energy Transfer Mechanisms - Heat Transfer - Interfacial Thermal Resistance - Kaptiza Resistance - Molecular Dynamics - Molecular Dynamics Simulations - Nanofins - Nanotubes - Simulate Heat Transfer

Related subjects » Energy Efficiency - Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Systems, Storage and Harvesting

Table of contents 

Introduction: Terminologies, Definitions and Conundrums.- Nanofins: Science.- Nanofins: Applications.- Nanofins: Implications.

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