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
|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|
|Keywords:||Copper-cnt, Electroplating, Heat transfer, Micropillars|
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