A study of fluid coolant with carbon nanotube suspension for MicroChannel coolers
Paper i proceeding, 2008

In this work, silicon microchannel coolers were made using the Deep Ion Reactive Etching (DIRE) technique. Stable and homogeneous Carbon NanoTube (CNT) suspension was also prepared. Meanwhile, a closed-loop cooling test system was developed to investigate the heat removal of the silicon microchannel cooler with different coolants. The experimental setup included a test module, a minipump for providing controllable flow, and a fan system for cooling the circular fluid. Beside the inlet and outlet of the test module, two thermocouples and pressure gauges were set up to measure the temperature and pressure of the fluids. The heat removal of the silicon microchannel cooler using different CNT volume fraction of suspension coolant was studied. The results show that the microchannel cooler with CNT suspension as coolant could strengthen the heat removal capability of microchannel cooler. In addition to heat transfer enhancement, the microchannel cooler with CNT suspension coolant did not produce extra pressure drop in the present study.


Yi Fan

Shanghai University

Yifeng Fu

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial

Yan Zhang

Shanghai University

Teng Wang

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial

X. Wang

Shanghai University

Zhaonian Cheng

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap

Johan Liu

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial

2008 International Conference on Electronic Packaging Technology and High Density Packaging, ICEPT-HDP 2008; Pudong, Shanghai; China; 28 July 2008 through 31 July 2008

978-142442740-6 (ISBN)


Elektroteknik och elektronik





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