Beetle inspired electrospray vapor chamber


Journal Article

We present the proof-of-concept for a biomimetic electrospray vapor chamber (BEVAC) which can potentially eliminate the wick structures and thermal interface materials Used in conventional vapor chambers, and enable direct Oooling of the backside of a microprocessor. This vapor Chamber has a beetle-inspired superhydrophobic condenser with hydrophilic bumps on which condensate of the working fluid accumulates. The condensate is returned to the evaporator by electrostatic forces (electrospray atomization). We have demonstrated this novel liquid return mechanism with an open-system BEVAC prototype in which an external Voltage is applied between a wickless evaporator and a ttiicrofabricated condenser with hybrid wettability. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhao, Y; Boreyko, JB; ChianG., MH; Baker, CH; Chen, CH

Published Date

  • July 12, 2010

Published In

  • Proceedings of the Asme Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference 2009, Mnhmt2009

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 441

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1115/MNHMT2009-18498

Citation Source

  • Scopus