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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To address this potential problem, researchers have successfully embedded very small methanol-charged micro heat pipes of less than 80[micro] diameter into 20-by-20-mm (0.8-by-0.8-inch) silicon wafers to provide more uniform temperatures.
Weichold, "Experimental Investigation of Micro Heat Pipes Fabricated in Silicon Wafers, "Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol.
Modeling of the Flow and Heat Transfer in Micro Heat Pipes. Available from: http://www.rpi.edu/tphtl/research/mfht/mfht.html Accessed: 2006-07-20
In the third volume, 15 contributions discuss topics that include sensors, microactuators, microrobotics, microscale vacuum pumps, electrokinetic devices, microdroplet generators, micro heat pipes, flow control, and skin-friction reduction, among other applications.
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