The effect of plasma deposited polymers on the nucleate boiling behavior of copper heat transfer surfaces, using water as the boiling liquid, was determined. The monomers used were tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) and methane. It was found that an 18 nm thick coating of TFE enhanced the nucleate boiling, while a 150 nm thick coating reduced the nucleate boiling. Both 15 nm and 150 nm thick coatings of methane reduced the nucleate boiling, with the effect being more pronounced with the thicker coating. A surface energy effect is postulated to explain the enhanced boiling observed. © 1981.
T. Hinrichs et al., "The Effect Of Plasma-deposited Polymers On The Nucleate Boiling Behavior Of Copper Heat Transfer Surfaces," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1359 - 1368, Elsevier, Jan 1981.
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