Temperature dependence of thermal conductance between aluminum and water

HS Huang and AK Roy and V Varshney and JL Wohlwend and SA Putnam, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, 59, 17-20 (2012).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2012.04.016

We present a method to obtain temperature dependence of thermal conductance between aluminum and water. The temperature dependence of thermal boundary conductance (TBC) including phonon-phonon interactions and electron-phonon interactions is predicted. The contribution from phonon-phonon interactions is calculated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. With time-domain thermo-reflectance experiments, the thermal conductance of electron-phonon interactions is extracted. The temperature dependence of total thermal conductance is calculated by combining the thermal conductance contributed by phonon-phonon interactions and electron-phonon interactions. Thermal boundary conductance increases as temperature increases from 273 K to 373 K. (C) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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