Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Capillary Wick, LHPs, loop heat pipes, Loop Heat Pipes (LHPs), Pore Size Distribution, porosity, Salt-Leaching Pore Forming Method, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Through the use of the salt-leaching pore forming method, a series of sintered nickel capillary wicks with variable porosity and pore characteristics were synthesized. The thermal conductivities of these wicks (both dry and wet) were evaluated by the transient plane source (TPS) method. The factors that affect thermal conductivity were found to be the porosity and the pore size distribution.
Reference: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, 9-10 (2012) 2702-2706