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Title: Bi-directional porous media phase change heat exchanger

Abstract

Heat exchange structure. A hydrophilic, thermally conductive porous medium includes nanostructures formed substantially uniformly throughout the porous medium providing a balance of capillary and viscous forces to self-regulate a liquid-vapor contact line. A suitable porous medium is copper. A method for making the structure is also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735132
Patent Number(s):
10739089
Application Number:
14/227,083
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000185
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/27/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McKay, Ian Salmon, Narayanan, Shankar, and Wang, Evelyn N. Bi-directional porous media phase change heat exchanger. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
McKay, Ian Salmon, Narayanan, Shankar, & Wang, Evelyn N. Bi-directional porous media phase change heat exchanger. United States.
McKay, Ian Salmon, Narayanan, Shankar, and Wang, Evelyn N. Tue . "Bi-directional porous media phase change heat exchanger". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735132.
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