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Characterization of a Copper Powder for Heat Pipe Wick Applications

( Vol-5,Issue-10,October 2018 ) OPEN ACCESS
Author(s):

Guilherme Antonio Bartmeyer, Larissa Krambeck, Robson Couto da Silva, Davi Fusão, Thiago Antonini Alves

Keywords:

copper powder, characterization, heat pipe wick.

Abstract:

In powder metallurgy, it is necessary to know the powder’s nature to understand how the processing of a powder occurs. In this paper, a characterization of a copper powder for heat pipe wick applications was experimentally done. The copper powder manufacturing method was atomization. This metallic powder was characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (ED-XRF), and Laser Diffraction Granulometry. As a result, the purity and the shape are compatible with the powder manufacturing method and great for wicks. Also, the copper powder has a unimodal distribution that is excellent for capillary structures.

ijaers doi crossref DOI:

10.22161/ijaers.5.10.7

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