Thermal conductivity of nanoscale colloidal solutions (nanofluids).

  title={Thermal conductivity of nanoscale colloidal solutions (nanofluids).},
  author={Ravi Prasher and Prajesh Bhattacharya and Patrick E. Phelan},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={94 2},
Researchers have been perplexed for the past five years with the unusually high thermal conductivity (k) of nanoparticle-laden colloidal solutions (nanofluids). Although various mechanisms and models have been proposed in the literature to explain the high k of these nanofluids, no concrete conclusions have been reached. Through an order-of-magnitude analysis of various possible mechanisms, we show that convection caused by the Brownian movement of these nanoparticles is primarily responsible… CONTINUE READING
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