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Title: Heat pipe with embedded wick structure

Abstract

A heat pipe has an embedded wick structure that maximizes capillary pumping capability. Heat from attached devices such as integrated circuits evaporates working fluid in the heat pipe. The vapor cools and condenses on a heat dissipation surface. The condensate collects in the wick structure, where capillary pumping returns the fluid to high heat areas.

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Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy
OSTI Identifier:
20014146
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20014146
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; HEAT PIPES; HEAT PIPE WICKS; CAPILLARY FLOW; AUGMENTATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Citation Formats

Adkins, D.R., Shen, D.S., Tuck, M.R., Palmer, D.W., and Grafe, V.G. Heat pipe with embedded wick structure. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Adkins, D.R., Shen, D.S., Tuck, M.R., Palmer, D.W., & Grafe, V.G. Heat pipe with embedded wick structure. United States.
Adkins, D.R., Shen, D.S., Tuck, M.R., Palmer, D.W., and Grafe, V.G. Tue . "Heat pipe with embedded wick structure". United States.
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title = {Heat pipe with embedded wick structure},
author = {Adkins, D.R. and Shen, D.S. and Tuck, M.R. and Palmer, D.W. and Grafe, V.G.},
abstractNote = {A heat pipe has an embedded wick structure that maximizes capillary pumping capability. Heat from attached devices such as integrated circuits evaporates working fluid in the heat pipe. The vapor cools and condenses on a heat dissipation surface. The condensate collects in the wick structure, where capillary pumping returns the fluid to high heat areas.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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