Nanofins [electronic resource] : Science and Applications / by Navdeep Singh, Debjyoti Banerjee.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: XII, 70 p. 18 illus., 15 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461485322Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | Nanotechnology and Microengineering | Energy Efficiency (incl. Buildings) | Energy Systems | Energy HarvestingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.4021 LOC classification: TJ265QC319.8-338.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction: Terminologies, Definitions and Conundrums -- Nanofins: Science -- Nanofins: Applications -- Nanofins: Implications.
Nanofins Science and Technology describes the heat transfer effectiveness of polymer coolants and their fundamental interactions with carbon nanotube coatings that act as nanofins. Heat transfer at micro/nano-scales has attracted significant attention in contemporary literature. This has been primarily driven by industrial requirements where significant decrease in the size of electronic devices/chips with concomitant enhancement in the heat flux have caused challenging needs for cooling of these platforms. With quantum effects kicking in, traditional cooling techniques need to be replaced with more effective technologies. A promising technique is to enhance heat transfer by surface texturing using nanoparticle coatings or engineered nanostructures. These nanostructures are termed as nanofins because they augment heat transfer by a combination of surface area enhancement as well as liquid-solid interactions at the molecular scale.