Phase change in microchannel heat sinks with integrated temperature sensors

Linan Jiang, Man Wong, Yitshak Zohar

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Abstract

A unique technique of mask-less and self-aligned silicon etch between bonded wafers was developed and applied to fabricate a microchannel heat sink integrated with a heater and an array of temperature sensors. The technique allowed the formation of self-aligned and self-stopped etching of grooves between the bonded wafers. The device, consisting of distributed temperature microsensors, allowed direct temperature measurements for different levels of power dissipation under forced convection using either nitrogen or water as working fluids. The measured temperature distributions are used to characterize the micro heat sink performance under forced convection boiling conditions. The onset of critical heat flux (CHF) condition was investigated for different channel size and liquid flow-rate. The results suggest that the bubble dynamic mechanism in microchannel might be different compared with conventional channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-365
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Forced convection
Heat sinks
Temperature sensors
Microchannels
Microsensors
Bubbles (in fluids)
Temperature measurement
Boiling liquids
Heat flux
Masks
Etching
Energy dissipation
Temperature distribution
Flow rate
Nitrogen
Silicon
Fluids
Liquids
Water
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Phase change in microchannel heat sinks with integrated temperature sensors. / Jiang, Linan; Wong, Man; Zohar, Yitshak.

In: Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 8, No. 4, 12.1999, p. 358-365.

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