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A microchannel heat sink with alternating directions of water flow in adjacent channels
Author(s): L. J. Missaggia
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Paper Abstract

A microchannel heat sink design, with alternating directions of coolant flow in adjacent channels, yields improved uniformity in thermal resistance. A thermal resistance of 0.1 1°C cm2/W was demonstrated for a heated area < 2 cm2. With this design, comparable performance is feasible in channels up to 10 cm long with spatial variation in the resistance <6%.

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Date Published: 1 December 1992
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Proc. SPIE 1582, Integrated Optoelectronics for Communication and Processing, (1 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2321791
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L. J. Missaggia, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1582:
Integrated Optoelectronics for Communication and Processing
C.-S. Hong, Editor(s)

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