micro heat pipe


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micro heat pipe

[‚mī·krō ′hēt ‚pīp]
(engineering)
A very small heat pipe that has a diameter between about 100 micrometers and 2 millimeters (0.004 and 0.08 inch) and a triangular cross section or other cross section with sharp corners, and that uses the sharp corner regions instead of a wick to return the working fluid from the condenser to the evaporator; it has potential applications in the electronics (cooling circuit chips), medical, space, and aircraft industries.
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Weichold, "Experimental Investigation of Micro Heat Pipes Fabricated in Silicon Wafers, "Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol.
There are differentprinciples (from rather basic - Insulated Thermal Substrates to Filled Thermal Vias combination of Microvias and Buried Vias - to advanced approaches - including micro heat pipes embedded in PCBs).
They discuss various modern engineering applications, such as microchannel heat sinks, micro heat exchangers, and micro heat pipes.