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Nano-textured Copper Oxide Nanofibers for Efficient Air Cooling.

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posted on 15.12.2016, 00:00 authored by S An, HS Jo, Salem S. Al-Deyab, AL Yarin, SS Yoon
Ever decreasing of microelectronics devices is challenged by overheating and demands an increase in heat removal rate. Herein, we fabricated highly efficient heat-removal coatings comprised of copper oxide-plated polymer nanofiber layers (thorny devil nanofibers) with high surface-to-volume ratio, which facilitate heat removal from the underlying hot surfaces. The electroplating time and voltage were optimized to form fiber layers with maximal heat removal rate. The copper oxide nanofibers with the thorny devil morphology yielded a superior cooling rate compared to the pure copper nanofibers with the smooth surface morphology. This superior cooling performance is attributed to the enhanced surface area of the thorny devil nanofibers. These nanofibers were characterized with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and a thermographic camera.


This research was supported by Global Frontier Program through the Global Frontier Hybrid Interface Materials (GFHIM) of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2013M3A6B1078879). This work was also supported by NRF-2013R1A2A2A05005589 and by the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (10045221) funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE, Korea). The authors extend their appreciation to the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for its funding this Prolific Research group (PRG-1436-03).


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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Physics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Applied Physics. 2016. 119(6). DOI: 10.1063/1.4941543.


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