Many different factors influence a material's heat flux, or its ability to transfer heat throughout the sample. Throughout the semester, I investigated two of these most prominent factors: wickability and profilometry. Using various experimental techniques, I quantified values for these two properties and assigned them to each of multiple samples, which were being further investigated in a boiling project. Although more research is needed to be done to evaluate any claims, the initial projects I've done this semester have given me a platform to continue next semester with more efficiency and better experimental methods.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission