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Influence of the particle size distribution on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids

Hadjov, K. B. and Dontchev, D. P. (2009) Influence of the particle size distribution on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (7). pp. 1713-1718. ISSN 1388-0764 (Print) 1572-896X (Online)

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Abstract

In a previous study, we have obtained an equation to predict the thermal conductivity of nanofluids containing nanoparticles with conductive interface. The model is maximal particle packing dependent. In this study, the maximal packing is obtained as a function of the particle size distribution, which is the Gamma distribution. The thermal conductivity enhancement depends on the averaged particle size. Discussion concerning the influence of the suspension pH on the particle packing is made. The proposed model is evaluated using number of sets from the published experimental data to the thermal conductivity enhancement for different nanofluids.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanofluids - Thermal conductivity - Size distribution - Size effect - Colloids
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Soft materials
ID Code:7719
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:04 Dec 2009 14:04
Last Modified:04 Dec 2009 14:04

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