In this study, the condensation heat transfer performance on a pure copper surface, as well as a superhydrophobic-modified copper surface were compared. Differing from other condensation heat transfer experimental designs, a monolithic copper heat sink was utilized in this study to prevent contact thermal resistance and/or thermal conduction limitation of the thermal paste applied between the modified condensation surface and heat sink plate. This approach has not yet been documented in the literature. The superhydrophobic copper heat sink surface was prepared using a hydrogen peroxide immersion and fluorosilane polymer (EGC-1720) spin-coating. Experimental results show that the condensation heat transfer performance on the superhydrophobic copper surface is superior to that of a pure copper surface. Additionally, durability tests of the pure and superhydrophobic coating copper surfaces in a harsh vapor environment are discussed in this study.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Applied Thermal Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 22|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering