surface conductance, copper wire, high pressure, heat flow, copper, petroleum ether
The three-dimensional flow of heat in a wire carrying a current and immersed in a liquid is solved in detail. Using this exact result the surface conductance of copper in petroleum ether has been measured as a function of pressure to 40 kbars. The measured surface conductance for copper in a fluid is very small, justifying approximations which yield results that are in agreement with a simplified one-dimensional heat-flow problem. Surprisingly, even at 40 kbars pressure a very large fraction of the joule heating within a wire with a length-to-diameter ratio of ~100 is dissipated through the ends of the wire rather than to the surrounding liquid
Original Publication Citation
D. L. Decker. "Surface conductance of a copper wire in a fluid at high pressure," Journal of Applied Physics 62(1): 51-54, July 1987.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Decker, Daniel L., "Surface conductance of a copper wire in a fluid at high pressure" (1987). All Faculty Publications. 745.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
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