From a thermal point of view, water-agar gel can reproduce the behavior of human soft tissues with a good approximation. For this reason, agar gel is widely used to mimic the thermal diffusion inside the latter, in order to study the effect on human tissues of new techniques and probes used to solve various health diseases. Cryoablation is part of these techniques and its effectiveness strongly depends on the biological response of the tissues to the freezing action and heat diffusion and therefore on their thermo-physical properties. This study presents the values of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity, measured on water-agar gel samples, using the transient plane source method, forward and backward from room temperature down to −60℃. The freezing transient and the temperature at which the phase transition begins are highlighted, as well as the temperature dependence of both thermal conductivity and diffusivity.
Experimental Investigation on Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity of Water-Agar Gel from Room Temperature to –60℃ / Campagnoli, Elena; Giaretto, Valter. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0392-8764. - 38:3(2020), pp. 583-589. [10.18280/ijht.380302]
|Titolo:||Experimental Investigation on Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity of Water-Agar Gel from Room Temperature to –60℃|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.18280/ijht.380302|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|