Critical heat flux (CHF) of R-123 in a silicon-based microchannel heat sink was investigated at exit pressures ranging from 227kPato520kPa. Critical heat flux data were obtained over effective heat fluxes ranging from 53Wcm2to196Wcm2 and mass fluxes from 291kgm2sto1118kgm2s. Flow images and high exit qualities suggest that dryout is the leading CHF mechanism. The effect of mass velocity, exit quality, and system pressure were also examined, and a new correlation is presented to represent the effect of these parameters.

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