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(Color online) (a) The schematic of the test section. (b) The cross section of the fabricated microchannel and the configuration of the specimen (the red line represents the platinum microheater and the yellow lines represent the gold pad).
(Color online) The theoretical analysis of the effects of the contact angle and the dissolved gas on the boiling incipience temperature in water on a smooth surface
(Color online) The transient nucleation phenomena on microheater with or without liquid flow in the microchannel. (a) The variation of bulk temperature of the microheater for motionless liquid. (b) Boiling nucleation for motionless liquid. (c) Boiling nucleation when . (d) Boiling nucleation when . (e) Boiling nucleation when . (f) Boiling nucleation when .
(Color online) Comparison between the theoretical prediction of the nucleation threshold on a smooth surface and the experimental measurements coupled with a detailed 3D heat transfer analysis.
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