Model for heat conduction in nanofluids.

  title={Model for heat conduction in nanofluids.},
  author={D Hemanth Kumar and Hrishikesh E. Patel and Vattakattu R Rajeev Kumar and T. Sundararajan and Thalappil Pradeep and Sarit Kumar Das},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={93 14},
A comprehensive model has been proposed to account for the large enhancement of thermal conductivity in nanofluids and its strong temperature dependence, which the classical Maxwellian theory has been unable to explain. The dependence of thermal conductivity on particle size, concentration, and temperature has been taken care of simultaneously in our treatment. While the geometrical effect of an increase in surface area with a decrease in particle size, rationalized using a stationary particle… CONTINUE READING
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