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Thermal conductances of aligned structures and thin films with embedded carbon nanotubes
Individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have superior thermal conductivity than conventional materials. The applications for CNTs range from heat sinks, thin films to thermal interface materials. However, when CNTs are grouped ...
Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Simulation for Rarefied Flow in Microchannels
This dissertation provides a detailed description of a new thermal lattice Boltzmann model capable of simulating temperature and velocity gradients within micro/nano-channels and vertical cavities in rarefied flow extending ...
Improving Small Scale Cooling of Mini-Channels using Added Surface Defects
Advancements in electronic performance lead to a decrease in device size and an increase in power density. Because of these changes, current cooling mechanisms for electronic devices are beginning to be ineffective. ...