Tunable Wetting of Titanium and Gold Based Wicking Materials


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We quantitatively report the experimental super-wetting results of wicking materials fabricated with bulk titanium micromachining, nano-scale surface modification and gold plating techniques. The results show all the four samples are completely wettable with water but with different wetting velocity profiles. This indicates that the a wicking material can be designed and/or modified to provide tunable wettability for the design needs of micro-fluid based cooling systems such as a thin and flat heat pipe.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 616 - 619
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes
ISBN: 978-1-4398-3401-5