Measurement of thermal accommodation coefficients using a simplified system in a concentric sphere shells configuration

Hiroki Yamaguchi, Takamasa Imai, Tadashi Iwai, Akira Kondo, yu Matsuda, Tomohide Niimi

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For heat transfer in the microscale, the interaction between the gas and the solid surface is characterized by the thermal accommodation coefficient, and is important owing to the large surface-to-volume ratio existing as a consequence of the small size. However, there are few data of the thermal accommodation coefficients on the nonmetal surfaces often employed in microdevices. In this research, a novel simplified system in a spherically symmetric configuration is proposed, achieving a low-cost measurement of the thermal accommodation coefficient for both metal and nonmetal surfaces. Tiny flat-plate samples on a heater are placed at the center of a spherical vacuum chamber, and the conductive heat flux is measured and analyzed under the assumption of a concentric spherical shells geometry based on the low-pressure method. An approximate relation for the heat flux is also employed to measure under the near free-molecular and the transitional flow regimes. The proposed novel measurement system is validated by measurements of the thermal accommodation coefficient on a platinum surface with helium, argon and xenon. The measured heat fluxes as a function of pressure are well fitted by the approximate relation, and the obtained thermal accommodation coefficients agree well with the data in the literature. Finally, the measurement is demonstrated on a nonmetal surface of glass, showing good feasibility of the measurement system.

元の言語English
記事番号061602
ジャーナルJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
32
発行部数6
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2014 11 1
外部発表Yes

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concentric spheres
accommodation coefficient
Nonmetals
heat flux
configurations
Heat flux
spherical shells
flat plates
vacuum chambers
Helium
Xenon
heaters
solid surfaces
Argon
microbalances
xenon
metal surfaces
Platinum
platinum
low pressure

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Measurement of thermal accommodation coefficients using a simplified system in a concentric sphere shells configuration. / Yamaguchi, Hiroki; Imai, Takamasa; Iwai, Tadashi; Kondo, Akira; Matsuda, yu; Niimi, Tomohide.

:: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, 巻 32, 番号 6, 061602, 01.11.2014.

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