Microfluidics acting as a heat transfer reactor for nanoscale heat seeking material region cooling

M.E. Alston
University of Nottingham,
United Kingdom

Keywords: nanoscale , conductance, switching, flow


The research demonstrated an iterative approach to advance thermally functional material of a synthetic polymer. Through analysis of modulating volumetric flow rates proportional to resistance of rectangular microchannel network. By systematic resistance networking to achieve precise hydrodynamic manipulation of a prototype device. In avoidance of non-linear and turbulence effects within microfluidic based platform for unified distribution of nano flows across a planar device. Through non- fixed sectional geometry microchannels for fluidic uniform straight-line motion. By the process of finely tuned flow for optimized nanoscale thermal conductance for cooling of microelectronics devices. To determine through regulation of flow fraction networks to advance heat transport into a fluid. The research studied thermal properties are a result of fluidic temperature rise to time. In avoidance of induce thermal stresses within a material. By an active flow network through absorption interface between materials layers. For unified heat transport without creating shortcut pathways through the microchannel network. This function to derive smooth finely tuned flow under parabolic flow will establish heat transport to act as a switch though flow rate changes. Active fluidics through absorption will manage these unwanted issues by a heat seeking approach. That is demonstrated through changes in flow rate to influence heat flow reactions at the interface of materials. By modulating volumetric flow rates in a composite material we can manipulate the thermal flow across the interface of material layers. Through lateral heat transfer to control the flow of conductance on or off. This research determined heat transport absorption through time temperature rise as a function of hydrodynamic regulation. That could progress into other applications for fabrication of the introduced method into PDMS ( Polydimethylsiloxane). By PDMS device acting as a temperature modulating layer for thermal tissue damage exposure / injury through active thermal regulation. To decrease both the absolute temperature elevation of damaged tissue and associated tissue region.