Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Nanostructured Coatings, Surfaces & Films Chapter 4

Tunable Wetting of Titanium and Gold Based Wicking Materials

Authors: C. Ding

Affilation: University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Pages: 616 - 619

Keywords: superwetting, NST, titanium, cooling, heat pipe

Abstract:
We quantitatively report the experimental super-wetting results of wicking materials fabricated with bulk titanium micromachining, nano-scale surface modification and gold plating techniques. The results show all the four samples are completely wettable with water but with different wetting velocity profiles. This indicates that the a wicking material can be designed and/or modified to provide tunable wettability for the design needs of micro-fluid based cooling systems such as a thin and flat heat pipe.

Tunable Wetting of Titanium and Gold Based Wicking Materials

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3401-5
Pages: 976
Hardcopy: $189.95