Theoretical investigation is conducted to understand the bubble nucleation process in microstructures. The bubble evolution in microstructures is investigated for momentum conservation, and the evolution rate is deeply dependent on the structure. According to different dynamic characteristics in the region close to the critical radius, the nucleation process is divided into two stages. Based on the characteristics of these two stages, a nucleation kinetic equation is modified from classical theory and then is conducted to understand the special bubble nucleation process. The result concludes that the nucleation rate will be deduced if bubble evolution is restrained in microstructures.
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Nucleation Kinetics for Boiling in Microstructures
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Lu, JF, Peng, XF, & Bourouga, B. "Nucleation Kinetics for Boiling in Microstructures." Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference collocated with the ASME 2005 Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Integration and Packaging of MEMS, NEMS, and Electronic Systems. Heat Transfer: Volume 2. San Francisco, California, USA. July 17–22, 2005. pp. 207-218. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2005-72700
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