标题：Development of biporous Ti3AlC2ceramic wicks for loop heat pipe
作者：Xu, Jiyuan ;Zou, Yong ;Yang, Deshuai ;Fan, Mingxiu
作者机构：[Xu, Jiyuan ;Fan, Mingxiu ] School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong, China;[Zou, Yong ;Yang, Deshuai ] Key 更多
摘要：Novel Ti3AlC2wicks with two distinguished characteristic pore sizes were successfully developed. The heat transfer performances of the loop heat pipes with monoporous and biporous Ti3AlC2wicks were comparatively studied. Results show that Ti3AlC2wicks exhibit increased porosity and reduced thermal conductivity by using salt leaching pore-forming and two kinds of pores can be found in one Ti3AlC2wick. Moreover, the loop heat pipe with biporous Ti3AlC2wick operates reliably under the heat load of 25 W compared with that employing monoporous Ti3AlC2wick. Biporous Ti3AlC2wicks proved to be possible alternatives to metals and conventional ceramics for applications in LHP wicks. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.