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Heat transfer augmentation in nanofluids via nanofins

Vadasz, Peter (2011) Heat transfer augmentation in nanofluids via nanofins. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (154). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1556-276X

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Publisher’s or external URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1556-276x-6-154


Theoretical results derived in this article are combined with experimental data to conclude that, while there is no improvement in the effective thermal conductivity of nanofluids beyond the Maxwell's effective medium theory (J.C. Maxwell, Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 1891), there is substantial heat transfer augmentation via nanofins. The latter are formed as attachments on the hot wire surface by yet an unknown mechanism, which could be related to electrophoresis, but there is no conclusive evidence yet to prove this proposed mechanism. PMID: 21711695

Item Type: Article
ID number or DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-6-154
Keywords: effective thermal-conductivity; Electrophoresis; equation; equilibrium; Fluids; heat transfer; inclusions; Maxwell equations; nanoparticle suspensions; Particles; transfer enhancement; heat transfer nanofluid nanofin thermal cond;
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 20:15
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2245

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