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Heat Transfer Interface And Method Of Improving Heat Transfer

United States Patent Application

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An embodiment of a heat transfer interface includes a solid material having first and second surfaces, and a nanotube forest covering at least a portion of the first surface, In operation in a heat exchanger, the heat transfer interface transmits heat from a first side to a second side of the heat transfer interface. An embodiment of a method of improving heat transfer in a heat exchanger includes applying a nanotube forest to a heat transfer surface of a heat transfer interface and installing the heat transfer interface in the heat exchanger.
Zettl, Alexander K. (Kensington, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
13/ 255,876
March 8, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.