Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Fabrication and characterization of composite coppercnt micropillars for electronic cooling applications
by Ghanbari, Siavash, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, 75; 1597575
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis presents an experimental investigation into the fabrication, material characterization and heat transfer performance of composite copper-CNT micropillars for applications in passive two-phase cooling systems. Composite copper-CNT micropillars are fabricated by an electroplating method on a patterned copper template. Fabricated structures are examined experimentally to assess their material characteristics such as corrosion resistance and metal structure. In addition, composite micropillars are tested experimentally to quantify their heat transfer and capillary pressure performance. Furthermore, cauliflower-like nanostructures are grown on the top surface of the micropillars using cyclic voltammetry technique to improve the capillary pressure and thermal performance of the micropillars. The results demonstrate a higher corrosion resistance and better heat transfer performance for composite copper-CNT micropillars compared to those of copper micropillars

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Darabi, Jeff
Commitee: Celik, Serdar, Yan, Terry
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mechanical engineering
Keywords: Copper-cnt, Electroplating, Heat transfer, Micropillars
Publication Number: 1597575
ISBN: 978-1-339-00917-9
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