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Improvement on thermal performance of a disk-shaped miniature heat pipe with nanofluid

Tsai, Tsung-Han and Chien, Hsin-Tang and Chen, Ping-Hei (2011) Improvement on thermal performance of a disk-shaped miniature heat pipe with nanofluid. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 6 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the effect of suspended nanoparticles in base fluids, namely nanofluids, on the thermal resistance of a disk-shaped miniature heat pipe [DMHP]. In this study, two types of nanoparticles, gold and carbon, in aqueous solution are used respectively. An experimental system was set up to measure the thermal resistance of the DMHP with both nanofluids and deionized [DI] water as the working medium. The measured results show that the thermal resistance of DMHP varies with the charge volume and the type of working medium. At the same charge volume, a significant reduction in thermal resistance of DMHP can be found if nanofluid is used instead of DI water.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in mechanical engineering
Technology > Nanotechnology and energy applications
ID Code:11593
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:05 Jan 2012 10:17
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 10:17

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