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Entropy 2018, 20(5), 362;

Thermodynamics at Solid–Liquid Interfaces

Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 75 Montrose, Glasgow G11UX, UK
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Received: 3 April 2018 / Revised: 26 April 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 12 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mesoscopic Thermodynamics and Dynamics)
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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 6.58 σ. We find that the component of the thermal conductivity parallel to the surface increases with the affinity of the solid and liquid. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofluidics; thermal conductivity; confinement; phonons; Green–Kubo nanofluidics; thermal conductivity; confinement; phonons; Green–Kubo

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