Experimental Proof of Steady-State Non-Fourier Heat Conduction

  • Hai-Dong WangEmail author
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It was discussed in Chap.  2 that the non-negligible thermomass inertia will cause non-Fourier heat conduction in steady states, for example, the heat flow choking phenomenon. In this chapter, the experimental evidence is given for the steady non-Fourier heat conduction under the ultra-high heat flux and low temperature conditions. As the foundation of the theoretical prediction, the electrical and thermal conductivities of the metallic nanofilms have been accurately measured in a wide temperature range. Meanwhile, the breakdown of Wiedemann–Franz law at low temperatures is observed in the experiment.


Mean Free Path Boltzmann Transport Equation Boundary Scattering Lorenz Number Average Temperature Rise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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