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 s. We find that the component of the thermal conductivity parallel to the surface increases with the affinity of the solid and liquid.
|Publication status||Published - 12 May 2018|
- Thermal conductivity