Thermodynamics at solid-liquid interfaces

Frank, Michael and Drikakis, Dimitris (2018) Thermodynamics at solid-liquid interfaces. Entropy, 20 (5). 362. ISSN 1099-4300

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    Abstract

    The variation of the liquid properties in the vicinity of a solid surface complicates the description of heat transfer along solid-liquid interfaces. Using Molecular Dynamics simulations, this investigation aims to understand how the material properties, particularly the strength of the solid-liquid interaction, affect the thermal conductivity of the liquid at the interface. The molecular model consists of liquid argon confined by two parallel, smooth, solid walls, separated by a distance of 6.58σ. We find that the component of the thermal conductivity parallel to the surface increases with the affinity of the solid and liquid.

    ORCID iDs

    Frank, Michael ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1684-0939 and Drikakis, Dimitris;