Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Virus-templated Coatings for Enhanced Boiling

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Biotemplated nanostructures for enhanced boiling are demonstrated using the scalable nanomanufacturing of high-surface-area virus-structured coatings on copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and silicon surfaces. Superhydrophilic coatings based on self-assembly of the Tobacco mosaic virus are cheap and scalable to real-world applications, and are shown here to enhance critical heat flux and heat transfer coefficient by up to 200%.

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