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Toward nanofluids of ultra-high thermal conductivity.

Wang L, Fan J - Nanoscale Res Lett (2011)

Bottom Line: The success of developing nanofluids of superior conductivity depends thus very much on our understanding and manipulation of the morphology and the coupled transport.Nanofluids with conductivity of upper Hashin-Shtrikman (H-S) bound can be obtained by manipulating particles into an interconnected configuration that disperses the base fluid and thus significantly enhancing the particle-fluid interfacial energy transport.While the direct contributions of ordered liquid layer and particle Brownian motion to the nanofluid conductivity are negligible, their indirect effects can be significant via their influence on the particle morphology and/or the coupled transport.

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Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. lqwang@hku.hk.

ABSTRACT
The assessment of proposed origins for thermal conductivity enhancement in nanofluids signifies the importance of particle morphology and coupled transport in determining nanofluid heat conduction and thermal conductivity. The success of developing nanofluids of superior conductivity depends thus very much on our understanding and manipulation of the morphology and the coupled transport. Nanofluids with conductivity of upper Hashin-Shtrikman (H-S) bound can be obtained by manipulating particles into an interconnected configuration that disperses the base fluid and thus significantly enhancing the particle-fluid interfacial energy transport. Nanofluids with conductivity higher than the upper H-S bound could also be developed by manipulating the coupled transport among various transport processes, and thus the nature of heat conduction in nanofluids. While the direct contributions of ordered liquid layer and particle Brownian motion to the nanofluid conductivity are negligible, their indirect effects can be significant via their influence on the particle morphology and/or the coupled transport.

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Ordered liquid layer in promoting the formation of interconnected particle morphology.
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Figure 4: Ordered liquid layer in promoting the formation of interconnected particle morphology.

Mentions: Although the liquid layers offer insignificant conductivity enhancement through augmenting the particle volume fraction, their presence do facilitate the formation of particle network by relaxing the requirement of particle physical contact with each other (Figure 4). This will promote the formation of interconnected particle morphology, and thus upgrade the nanofluid thermal conductivity toward its upper bound through the morphology effect.


Toward nanofluids of ultra-high thermal conductivity.

Wang L, Fan J - Nanoscale Res Lett (2011)

Ordered liquid layer in promoting the formation of interconnected particle morphology.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Ordered liquid layer in promoting the formation of interconnected particle morphology.
Mentions: Although the liquid layers offer insignificant conductivity enhancement through augmenting the particle volume fraction, their presence do facilitate the formation of particle network by relaxing the requirement of particle physical contact with each other (Figure 4). This will promote the formation of interconnected particle morphology, and thus upgrade the nanofluid thermal conductivity toward its upper bound through the morphology effect.

Bottom Line: The success of developing nanofluids of superior conductivity depends thus very much on our understanding and manipulation of the morphology and the coupled transport.Nanofluids with conductivity of upper Hashin-Shtrikman (H-S) bound can be obtained by manipulating particles into an interconnected configuration that disperses the base fluid and thus significantly enhancing the particle-fluid interfacial energy transport.While the direct contributions of ordered liquid layer and particle Brownian motion to the nanofluid conductivity are negligible, their indirect effects can be significant via their influence on the particle morphology and/or the coupled transport.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. lqwang@hku.hk.

ABSTRACT
The assessment of proposed origins for thermal conductivity enhancement in nanofluids signifies the importance of particle morphology and coupled transport in determining nanofluid heat conduction and thermal conductivity. The success of developing nanofluids of superior conductivity depends thus very much on our understanding and manipulation of the morphology and the coupled transport. Nanofluids with conductivity of upper Hashin-Shtrikman (H-S) bound can be obtained by manipulating particles into an interconnected configuration that disperses the base fluid and thus significantly enhancing the particle-fluid interfacial energy transport. Nanofluids with conductivity higher than the upper H-S bound could also be developed by manipulating the coupled transport among various transport processes, and thus the nature of heat conduction in nanofluids. While the direct contributions of ordered liquid layer and particle Brownian motion to the nanofluid conductivity are negligible, their indirect effects can be significant via their influence on the particle morphology and/or the coupled transport.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus