Thermodynamics at solid-liquid interfaces

Michael Frank, Dimitris Drikakis

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Abstract

The variation of the liquid properties in the vicinity of a solid surface complicates the description of heat transfer along solid-liquid interfaces. Using Molecular Dynamics simulations, this investigation aims to understand how the material properties, particularly the strength of the solid-liquid interaction, affect the thermal conductivity of the liquid at the interface. The molecular model consists of liquid argon confined by two parallel, smooth, solid walls, separated by a distance of 6.58σ. We find that the component of the thermal conductivity parallel to the surface increases with the affinity of the solid and liquid.
LanguageEnglish
Article number362
Number of pages11
JournalEntropy
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2018

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liquid-solid interfaces
thermodynamics
liquids
thermal conductivity
solid surfaces
affinity
heat transfer
argon
molecular dynamics
simulation
interactions

Keywords

  • nanofluidics
  • thermal conductivity
  • confinement
  • phonons
  • Green-Kubo

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Frank, Michael ; Drikakis, Dimitris. / Thermodynamics at solid-liquid interfaces. In: Entropy. 2018 ; Vol. 20, No. 5.
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Thermodynamics at solid-liquid interfaces. / Frank, Michael; Drikakis, Dimitris.

In: Entropy, Vol. 20, No. 5, 362, 12.05.2018.

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