Special lssues

Micro-nano scale heat transfer enhancement technology

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2021 (closed)

Guest Editors

Cong Qi, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Xuehui Wang, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Masoud Afrand, Islamic Azad University, Islamic Republic of Iran
Mohsen Sheikholeslami, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Islamic Republic of Iran
Yanwei Hu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Guohua Wang, Jilin University, China


Due to the energy crisis and energy inefficiency, micro-nano scale heat transfer enhancement technology, as an effective means of heat transfer enhancement, is becoming more significant and has attracted more and more attention. Micro-nano scale heat transfer enhancement technology has been applied in many fields, such as thermal management of electronic components, thermal management of battery, space thermal control, heat sink, photothermal conversion and so on. This section aims to establish micro-nano heat transfer enhancement technologies, develop models for micro-nano scale heat transfer, and reveal the mechanism of heat transfer enhancement at the micro-nano scale.

This special issue provides an academic and technical platform for worldwide researchers and engineers to present their new ideas. Both original research and review articles on micro-nano scale heat transfer enhancement technologies are highly welcome. The special issue covers a wide range of topics, including:, but not limited to

• Heat transfer enhancement of nanofluids;

• Heat transfer enhancement of microchannel;

• Heat transfer enhancement of porous medium;

• Heat transfer enhancement of bionic structure;

• Heat transfer enhancement of heat pipe;

• Heat transfer enhancement of phase-change material;

• Heat transfer enhancement of microstructure;

• Heat transfer enhancement of nano-film;

• Lattice Boltzmann model;

• Comprehensive evaluation of heat transfer enhancement technology.


Heat transfer enhancement, Nanofluids; Microchannel; Porous medium; Bionic structure; Phase-change material; Lattice Boltzmann method

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Performance Evaluation of Small-channel Pulsating Heat Pipe Based on Dimensional Analysis and ANN Model

    Xuehui Wang, Edward Wright, Zeyu Liu, Neng Gao, Ying Li
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.2, pp. 801-814, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.018241
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Micro-nano scale heat transfer enhancement technology)
    Abstract The pulsating heat pipe is a very promising heat dissipation device to address the challenge of higher heat-flux electronic chips, as it is characterised by excellent heat transfer ability and flexibility for miniaturisation. To boost the application of PHP, reliable heat transfer performance evaluation models are especially important. In this paper, a heat transfer correlation was firstly proposed for closed PHP with various working fluids (water, ethanol, methanol, R123, acetone) based on collected experimental data. Dimensional analysis was used to group the parameters. It was shown that the average absolute deviation (AAD) and correlation coefficient (r) of the correlation were… More >

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