This text explores the field of microscale heat transfer in mechanical engineering. Experts from a wide range of science and engineering disciplines present topics that are built from simple macroscopic concepts and gradually lead into microscopic concepts. The book begins with an introductory chapter which discusses the history and the future directions of microscale heat transfer. It is then divided into two sections: the Fundamentals and the Applications.
Preface Contributors Part I Fundamentals 1.Microscale Energy Transport in Solids 2.Heat Transport in Dielectric Thin Films and at Solid-Solid Interfaces 3.Microscale Radiation Phenomena 4.Melting and Freezing Phenomena 5.Molecular Clusters 6.Interfacial Forces and Phase Change in Thin Liquid Films Part II.Applications 7.Thermal Phenomena in Semiconductor Devices and Interconnects 8.Micro Heat Pipes 9.Microscale Heat Transfer in Biological Systems at Low Temperatures 10.Silicon Micromachined Thermal Sensors and Actuators Index