Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Guodong Xia, Xianfei Liu, Yifan Li, Yuling Zhai
Keywords: Experiment, Heat transfer enhancement, Micro heat sink, Nanofluids, Performance evaluation plot, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Nanofluids are used in heat sink applications to improve the rate of heat dissipation and reduce temperature gradients in electronics. This study specifically examined the thermal properties of Al2O3-H2O nanofluids used in micro heat sinks. An instrument measured the thermal conductivity of the Al2O3-H2O nanofluids using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that, as expected, thermal conductivity increased with the concentration of Al2O3 nanoparticles in the base fluid.
Reference: International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 66 (2015) 158-166