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Title: Enhancing solid-liquid interface thermal transport using self-assembled monolayers

Abstract

The thermal conductance across solid-liquid interfaces is of interest for many applications. Using time-domain thermoreflectance, we measure here the thermal conductance across self-assembled monolayers, grown on Au, to ethanol. We systematically study the effect of different functional groups and the alkyl chain length on the thermal conductance. The results show that adding this extra molecular layer can enhance the thermal transport across the solid-liquid interface. While the enhancement is up to 5 times from hexanedithiol, the enhancement from hexanethiol, undecanethiol, and hexadecanethiol is approximately a factor of 2.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]
  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1387029
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1226749
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Tian, Zhiting, Marconnet, Amy, and Chen, Gang. Enhancing solid-liquid interface thermal transport using self-assembled monolayers. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4921758.
Tian, Zhiting, Marconnet, Amy, & Chen, Gang. Enhancing solid-liquid interface thermal transport using self-assembled monolayers. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921758.
Tian, Zhiting, Marconnet, Amy, and Chen, Gang. Tue . "Enhancing solid-liquid interface thermal transport using self-assembled monolayers". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921758. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1387029.
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title = {Enhancing solid-liquid interface thermal transport using self-assembled monolayers},
author = {Tian, Zhiting and Marconnet, Amy and Chen, Gang},
abstractNote = {The thermal conductance across solid-liquid interfaces is of interest for many applications. Using time-domain thermoreflectance, we measure here the thermal conductance across self-assembled monolayers, grown on Au, to ethanol. We systematically study the effect of different functional groups and the alkyl chain length on the thermal conductance. The results show that adding this extra molecular layer can enhance the thermal transport across the solid-liquid interface. While the enhancement is up to 5 times from hexanedithiol, the enhancement from hexanethiol, undecanethiol, and hexadecanethiol is approximately a factor of 2.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4921758},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 21,
volume = 106,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}

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