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Prof Stephen Choi, Prof Yogesh Jaluria, Prof Oronzio Manca, Prof Liqiu Wang

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  1. Nano Express

    Application of functionalized nanofluid in thermosyphon

    A water-based functionalized nanofluid was made by surface functionalizing the ordinary silica nanoparticles. The functionalized nanofluid can keep long-term stability. and no sedimentation was observed. The f...

    Xue-Fei Yang and Zhen-Hua Liu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:494

    Published on: 16 August 2011

  2. Nano Review

    Scaling analysis for the investigation of slip mechanisms in nanofluids

    The primary objective of this study is to investigate the effect of slip mechanisms in nanofluids through scaling analysis. The role of nanoparticle slip mechanisms in both water- and ethylene glycol-based nan...

    S Savithiri, Arvind Pattamatta and Sarit K Das

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:471

    Published on: 26 July 2011

  3. Nano Idea

    Nanoscale surface modifications to control capillary flow characteristics in PMMA microfluidic devices

    Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microfluidic devices have been fabricated using a hot embossing technique to incorporate micro-pillar features on the bottom wall of the device which when combined with either a p...

    Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay, Susanta S Roy, Raechelle A D'Sa, Ashish Mathur, Richard J Holmes and James A McLaughlin

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:411

    Published on: 3 June 2011

  4. Nano Review

    A review of experimental investigations on thermal phenomena in nanofluids

    Nanoparticle suspensions (nanofluids) have been recommended as a promising option for various engineering applications, due to the observed enhancement of thermophysical properties and improvement in the effec...

    Shijo Thomas and Choondal Balakrishna Panicker Sobhan

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:377

    Published on: 9 May 2011

  5. Nano Express

    Preparation and properties of copper-oil-based nanofluids

    In this study, the lipophilic Cu nanoparticles were synthesized by surface modification method to improve their dispersion stability in hydrophobic organic media. The oil-based nanofluids were prepared with th...

    Dan Li, Wenjie Xie and Wenjun Fang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:373

    Published on: 5 May 2011

  6. Nano Review

    Advances in modelling of biomimetic fluid flow at different scales

    The biomimetic flow at different scales has been discussed at length. The need of looking into the biological surfaces and morphologies and both geometrical and physical similarities to imitate the technologic...

    Sujoy Kumar Saha and Gian Piero Celata

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:344

    Published on: 15 April 2011

  7. Nano Review

    Review of thermo-physical properties, wetting and heat transfer characteristics of nanofluids and their applicability in industrial quench heat treatment

    The success of quenching process during industrial heat treatment mainly depends on the heat transfer characteristics of the quenching medium. In the case of quenching, the scope for redesigning the system or ...

    Gopalan Ramesh and Narayan Kotekar Prabhu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:334

    Published on: 14 April 2011

  8. Nano Express

    Experimental stability analysis of different water-based nanofluids

    In the recent years, great interest has been devoted to the unique properties of nanofluids. The dispersion process and the nanoparticle suspension stability have been found to be critical points in the develo...

    Laura Fedele, Laura Colla, Sergio Bobbo, Simona Barison and Filippo Agresti

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:300

    Published on: 6 April 2011

  9. Nano Express

    Enhancements of thermal conductivities with Cu, CuO, and carbon nanotube nanofluids and application of MWNT/water nanofluid on a water chiller system

    In this study, enhancements of thermal conductivities of ethylene glycol, water, and synthetic engine oil in the presence of copper (Cu), copper oxide (CuO), and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) are investi...

    MinSheng Liu, Mark ChingCheng Lin and ChiChuan Wang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:297

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  10. Nano Review

    A review on boiling heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids

    There has been increasing interest of late in nanofluid boiling and its use in heat transfer enhancement. This article covers recent advances in the last decade by researchers in both pool boiling and convecti...

    Jacqueline Barber, David Brutin and Lounes Tadrist

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:280

    Published on: 4 April 2011

  11. Nano Express

    Absorption and scattering properties of carbon nanohorn-based nanofluids for direct sunlight absorbers

    In the present work, we investigated the scattering and spectrally resolved absorption properties of nanofluids consisting in aqueous and glycol suspensions of single-wall carbon nanohorns. The characteristics...

    Luca Mercatelli, Elisa Sani, Giovanni Zaccanti, Fabrizio Martelli, Paola Di Ninni, Simona Barison, Cesare Pagura, Filippo Agresti and David Jafrancesco

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:282

    Published on: 4 April 2011

  12. Nano Express

    Enhanced convective heat transfer using graphene dispersed nanofluids

    Nanofluids are having wide area of application in electronic and cooling industry. In the present work, hydrogen exfoliated graphene (HEG) dispersed deionized (DI) water, and ethylene glycol (EG) based nanoflu...

    Tessy Theres Baby and Sundara Ramaprabhu

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:289

    Published on: 4 April 2011

  13. Nano Express

    Stability and rheology of dilute TiO2-water nanofluids

    The apparent wall slip (AWS) effect, accompanying the flow of colloidal dispersions in confined geometries, can be an important factor for the applications of nanofluids in heat transfer and microfluidics. In ...

    Vera Penkavova, Jaroslav Tihon and Ondrej Wein

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:273

    Published on: 31 March 2011

  14. Nano Review

    Electrorheology of nanofiber suspensions

    Electrorheological (ER) fluid, which can be transformed rapidly from a fluid-like state to a solid-like state under an external electric field, is considered to be one of the most important smart fluids. Howev...

    Jianbo Yin and Xiaopeng Zhao

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:256

    Published on: 25 March 2011

  15. Nano Express

    Round-robin test on thermal conductivity measurement of ZnO nanofluids and comparison of experimental results with theoretical bounds

    Ethylene glycol (EG)-based zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofluids containing no surfactant have been manufactured by one-step pulsed wire evaporation (PWE) method. Round-robin tests on thermal conductivity measurements o...

    Wook-Hyun Lee, Chang-Kyu Rhee, Junemo Koo, Jaekeun Lee, Seok Pil Jang, Stephen US Choi, Ki-Woong Lee, Hwa-Young Bae, Gyoung-Ja Lee, Chang-Kyu Kim, Sung Wook Hong, Younghwan Kwon, Doohyun Kim, Soo Hyung Kim, Kyo Sik Hwang, Hyun Jin Kim…

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:258

    Published on: 25 March 2011

  16. Nano Express

    Viscosity affected by nanoparticle aggregation in Al2O3-water nanofluids

    An investigation on viscosity was conducted 2 weeks after the Al2O3-water nanofluids having dispersants were prepared at the volume concentration of 1-5%. The shear stress was observed with a non-Newtonian behavi...

    Fei Duan, Dingtian Kwek and Alexandru Crivoi

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:248

    Published on: 22 March 2011

  17. Nano Express

    Constructal blade shape in nanofluids

    Blade configuration of nanofluids has been proven to perform much better than dispersed configuration for some heat conduction systems. The analytical analysis and numerical calculation are made for the cylind...

    Chao Bai and Liqiu Wang

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:240

    Published on: 21 March 2011

  18. Nano Review

    Measurement of the extinction coefficients of magnetic fluids

    A novel spectral transmittance approach for measuring the extinction coefficient of magnetic fluids is proposed. The measuring principle and accuracy of the approach are analysed. Experiments are conducted to ...

    Xiaopeng Fang, Yimin Xuan and Qiang Li

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:237

    Published on: 18 March 2011

  19. Nano Express

    Infrared thermometry study of nanofluid pool boiling phenomena

    Infrared thermometry was used to obtain first-of-a-kind, time- and space-resolved data for pool boiling phenomena in water-based nanofluids with diamond and silica nanoparticles at low concentration (<0.1 vol....

    Craig Gerardi, Jacopo Buongiorno, Lin-wen Hu and Thomas McKrell

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:232

    Published on: 16 March 2011

  20. Nano Review

    Experimental and theoretical studies of nanofluid thermal conductivity enhancement: a review

    Nanofluids, i.e., well-dispersed (metallic) nanoparticles at low- volume fractions in liquids, may enhance the mixture's thermal conductivity, knf, over the base-fluid values. Thus, they are potentially useful fo...

    Clement Kleinstreuer and Yu Feng

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:229

    Published on: 16 March 2011

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:439

  21. Nano Express

    Stability of nanofluids in quiescent and shear flow fields

    An experimental study was conducted to investigate the structural stability of ethylene glycol-based titanium dioxide nanoparticle suspensions (nanofluids) prepared by two-step method. The effects of particle ...

    Sanjeeva Witharana, Haisheng Chen and Yulong Ding

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:231

    Published on: 16 March 2011

  22. Nano Express

    Heterogeneous nanofluids: natural convection heat transfer enhancement

    Convective heat transfer using different nanofluid types is investigated. The domain is differentially heated and nanofluids are treated as heterogeneous mixtures with weak solutal diffusivity and possible Sor...

    Fakhreddine Segni Oueslati and Rachid Bennacer

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:222

    Published on: 15 March 2011

  23. Nano Idea

    Mixed convective boundary layer flow over a vertical wedge embedded in a porous medium saturated with a nanofluid: Natural Convection Dominated Regime

    A boundary layer analysis is presented for the mixed convection past a vertical wedge in a porous medium saturated with a nano fluid. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into a set of ...

    Rama Subba Reddy Gorla, Ali Jawad Chamkha and Ahmed Mohamed Rashad

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:207

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  24. Nano Express

    Ultrasonic-aided fabrication of gold nanofluids

    A novel ultrasonic-aided one-step method for the fabrication of gold nanofluids is proposed in this study. Both spherical- and plate-shaped gold nanoparticles (GNPs) in the size range of 10-300 nm are synthesi...

    Hui-Jiuan Chen and Dongsheng Wen

    Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:198

    Published on: 7 March 2011

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