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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.
- thermal conductivity
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20/01/12 → 31/03/12