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Nanofluids

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

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  1. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

    Authors: Xue-Fei Yang and Zhen-Hua Liu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:494

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  2. Content type: Nano Express

    The thermal conductivity of boron nitride/ethylene glycol (BN/EG) nanofluids was investigated by transient hot-wire method and two abnormal phenomena was reported. One is the abnormal higher thermal conductivi...

    Authors: Yanjiao Li, Jing'en Zhou, Zhifeng Luo, Simon Tung, Eric Schneider, Jiangtao Wu and Xiaojing Li

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:443

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  3. Content type: Nano Express

    Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), a mesoscopic simulation approach, is used to investigate the effect of volume fraction of polyethylene (PE) and poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) on the structural property of the immisc...

    Authors: Yao-Chun Wang, Shin-Pon Ju, Tien Jung Huang and Hung-Hsiang Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:433

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  4. Content type: Nano Idea

    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...

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

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:411

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  5. Content type: Nano Express

    Convective heat transfer can be enhanced by changing flow geometry and/or by enhancing thermal conductivity of the fluid. This study proposes simultaneous passive heat transfer enhancement by combining the geo...

    Authors: Agus Pulung Sasmito, Jundika Candra Kurnia and Arun Sadashiv Mujumdar

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:376

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  6. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

    Authors: Dan Li, Wenjie Xie and Wenjun Fang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:373

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  7. Content type: Nano Review

    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 ...

    Authors: Gopalan Ramesh and Narayan Kotekar Prabhu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:334

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  8. Content type: Nano Idea

    This article reports a recent study on the application of a two-phase closed thermosyphon (TPCT) in a thermosyphon for economizer (TPEC). The TPEC had three sections of equal size; the evaporator, the adiabati...

    Authors: Thanya Parametthanuwat, Sampan Rittidech, Adisak Pattiya, Yulong Ding and Sanjeeva Witharana

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:315

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  9. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

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

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:300

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  10. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

    Authors: MinSheng Liu, Mark ChingCheng Lin and ChiChuan Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:297

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  11. Content type: Nano Review

    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...

    Authors: Jacqueline Barber, David Brutin and Lounes Tadrist

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:280

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  12. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

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

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:282

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  13. Content type: Nano Express

    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 ...

    Authors: Vera Penkavova, Jaroslav Tihon and Ondrej Wein

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:273

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  14. Content type: Nano Idea

    Gold/1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (Au/[Bmim][PF6]) nanofluids containing different stabilizing agents were fabricated by a facile one-step chemical reduction method, of which the nanofluids sta...

    Authors: Baogang Wang, Xiaobo Wang, Wenjing Lou and Jingcheng Hao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:259

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  15. Content type: Nano Review

    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...

    Authors: Jianbo Yin and Xiaopeng Zhao

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:256

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  16. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:258

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  17. Content type: Nano Idea

    In this article, developing turbulent forced convection flow of a water-Al2O3 nanofluid in a square tube, subjected to constant and uniform wall heat flux, is numerically investigated. The mixture model is employ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Bianco, Sergio Nardini and Oronzio Manca

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:252

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  18. Content type: Nano Express

    An experimental investigation of the combustion behavior of nano-aluminum (n-Al) and nano-aluminum oxide (n-Al2O3) particles stably suspended in biofuel (ethanol) as a secondary energy carrier was conducted. The ...

    Authors: Matthew Jones, Calvin H Li, Abdollah Afjeh and GP Peterson

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:246

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  19. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

    Authors: Chao Bai and Liqiu Wang

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:240

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  20. Content type: Nano Review

    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 ...

    Authors: Xiaopeng Fang, Yimin Xuan and Qiang Li

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:237

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  21. Content type: Nano Idea

    The present investigation summarizes detailed experimental studies with standard lubricants of commercial quality known as Racer-4 of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (India) dispersed with different mass conce...

    Authors: Pullela K Sarma, Vadapalli Srinivas, Vedula Dharma Rao and Ayyagari Kiran Kumar

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:233

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  22. Content type: Nano Express

    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....

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

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:232

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  23. Content type: Nano 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...

    Authors: Clement Kleinstreuer and Yu Feng

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:229

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

  24. Content type: Nano Express

    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 ...

    Authors: Sanjeeva Witharana, Haisheng Chen and Yulong Ding

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:231

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  25. Content type: Nano Express

    Suspensions of nanoparticles (i.e., particles with diameters < 100 nm) in liquids, termed nanofluids, show remarkable thermal and optical property changes from the base liquid at low particle loadings. Recent ...

    Authors: Robert A Taylor, Patrick E Phelan, Todd P Otanicar, Ronald Adrian and Ravi Prasher

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:225

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  26. Content type: Nano Review

    The dispersion and stability of nanofluids obtained by dispersing Al2O3 nanoparticles in ethylene glycol have been analyzed at several concentrations up to 25% in mass fraction. The thermal conductivity and visco...

    Authors: María José Pastoriza-Gallego, Luis Lugo, José Luis Legido and Manuel M Piñeiro

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:221

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  27. Content type: Nano Express

    Silver nanoparticles were produced by electrical explosion of wires in liquids with no additive. In this study, we optimized the fabrication method and examined the effects of manufacturing process parameters....

    Authors: Eun Ju Park, Seung Won Lee, In Cheol Bang and Hyung Wook Park

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:223

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  28. Content type: Nano Express

    We present an analysis of the dispersion characteristics and thermal conductivity performance of copper-based nanofluids. The copper nanoparticles were prepared using a chemical reduction methodology in the pr...

    Authors: Michael Saterlie, Huseyin Sahin, Barkan Kavlicoglu, Yanming Liu and Olivia Graeve

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:217

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  29. Content type: Nano Idea

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:207

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  30. Content type: Nano Express

    Impact and friction model of nanofluid for molecular dynamics simulation was built which consists of two Cu plates and Cu-Ar nanofluid. The Cu-Ar nanofluid model consisted of eight spherical copper nanoparticl...

    Authors: Jizu Lv, Minli Bai, Wenzheng Cui and Xiaojie Li

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:200

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  31. Content type: Nano Express

    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...

    Authors: Hui-Jiuan Chen and Dongsheng Wen

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:198

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