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Title: NANO- AND MICROSTRUCTURES FOR THIN-FILM EVAPORATION-A REVIEW

Evaporation from thin films is a key feature of many processes, including energy conversion, microelectronics cooling, boiling, perspiration, and self-assembly operations. The phase change occurring in these systems is governed by transport processes at the contact line where liquid, vapor, and solid meet. Evidence suggests that altering the surface chemistry and surface topography on the micro-and the nanoscales can be used to dramatically enhance vaporization. The 2013 International Workshop on Micro- and Nanostructures for Phase-Change Heat Transfer brought together a group of experts to review the current state-of-the-art and discuss future research needs. This article is focused on the thin-film evaporation panel discussion and outlines some of the key principles and conclusions reached by that panel and the workshop attendees.
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OSTI Identifier:
1211362
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AR0000363
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: NANOSCALE AND MICROSCALE THERMOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING; Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 3
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English