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Moreno, M. 2022. A Review on Heat Flux Measurement Techniques in the Nano and Microscale. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Miguel Moreno 2022.


Heat Flux measurements represent an important step in obtaining an accurate heat transfer profile in many engineering problems. Sensors capable of measuring this quantity have been around for decades, however, the increasing focus in nano and microscale applications in the industry and academia demands more accurate and smaller devices. This paper reviews some of the methods used to develop heat flux meters targeted to nano and microscale, as well as some calibration processes for the same. A combination of Luminescence and non-luminescence methods for direct and indirect measurement of heat flux will be discussed. A glimpse of what the future of this technology could look like will also be explored in the form of biomolecular-based thermometry.