Effect of Underlying Substrate on Interfacial Heat Transfer in Graphene Channels

Diego Becerra*, Jens Honore Walther, Harvey A Zambrano

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Abstract

Graphene is a 2D monoatomic-thick sheet of carbon atoms with exceptional thermal, electrical and mechanical properties. In addition to these properties, graphene exhibits ultra-low
friction to water flow making graphene a promissory material to be used in nanofluidic conduits. Transport of fluids in nanochannels is substantially governed by interfacial phenomena therefore interfacial thermal resistance is an important parameter for the design of efficient nanofluidic devices. In this work, we employ atomistic simulations to study the role of the underlying substrate on interfacial heat transport in graphene channels. In particular, we conduct non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of Poiseuille-like flow of water in pristine graphene channels and in channels with walls consisting of graphene supported on slabs of hexagonal boron nitride, silica and polyamide, respectively. For different imposed pressure
gradients, we compute velocity and temperature profiles across the channels. Moreover, in order to analyze the relation between heat transfer and water structuring at the solid-liquid interface, for each graphene channel, we compute water ordering, interfacial viscosity and energy landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD 2020) - Virtual event, Chicago, United States
Duration: 22 Nov 202024 Nov 2020

Conference

Conference73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD 2020)
LocationVirtual event
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period22/11/202024/11/2020

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