Two-phase microchannel cooling is one of the most promising thermal-management technologies for future high-power IC chips. Understanding the boiling process and the two-phase-flow behavior in microchannels is the key to successful implementation of a microchannel heat sink. This book focuses on the phase-change phenomena and the heat transfer in sub-150 nm diameter silicon microchannels, with emphasis on thermal measurement and modeling, and the impact of small dimensions on two-phase flow regimes.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction.- 2 Two-phase Microchannel Heat Sinks: Problems and Challenges.- 3 A Thermal Experimental System with Freestanding Microchannels.- 4 Measurements and Modeling of Two-phase Flow in Microchannels.- 5 Boiling Regimes and Transient Signals Associated with the Phase Change.- 6 Enhanced Nucleate Boiling in Microchannels.- 7 Conclusions.- Appendix A: Process Flow Chart for Single-channel Devices with Combined Heater and Thermometers.- Appendix B: Process Flow Chart for Single-channel Devices with Separate Heater and Thermometers.- References.