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Two-Phase Heat Sinks With Microporous Coating

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Tadej Semenic

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lancaster, PA

Seung M. You

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Paper No. ICNMM2011-58242, pp. 117-126; 10 pages
  • ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
  • ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Volume 1
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 19–22, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4463-2
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


To minimize flow boiling instabilities in two-phase heat sinks, two different types of microporous coatings were developed and applied on mini- and small-channel heat sinks and tested using degassed R245fa refrigerant. The first coating was epoxy-based and was sprayed on heat sink channels while the second coating was formed by sintering copper particles on heat sink channels. Mini-channel heat sinks had overall dimensions 25.4 mm × 25.4 mm × 6.4 mm and twelve rectangular channels with a hydraulic diameter 1.7 mm and a channel aspect ratio of 2.7. Small-channel heat sinks had the same overall dimensions, but only three rectangular channels with hydraulic diameter 4.1 mm and channel aspect ratio 0.6. The microporous coatings were found to minimize parallel channel instabilities for mini-channel heat sinks and to reduce the amplitude of heat sink base temperature oscillations from 6 °C to slightly more than 1 °C. No increase in pressure drop or pumping power due to the microporous coating was measured. The mini-channel heat sinks with porous coating had in average 1.5-times higher heat transfer coefficient than uncoated heat sinks. Also, the small-channel heat sinks with the “best” porous coating had in average 2.5-times higher heat transfer coefficient and the critical heat flux was 1.5 to 2-times higher compared with the uncoated heat sinks.

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