The use of the transient hot wire method has previously displayed that the thermal conductivity of fluids can be significantly increased by introducing nano-particles. The paper discusses the known methods ...Read More
The ability of Cu-H2O nanofluids to perform as phase change materials (PCMs) is investigated. The supercooling behavior of the nanofluids was determined as a function of copper nanoparticle concentration. ...
Keywords: Contact Angle, Copper, Cu-H2O, Nanofluids, Nanoparticles, pcms, phase change materials, Supercooling Behavior, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Thermal Response Test, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Thermal contact resistance of epoxy composites incorporated with nano-copper particles and the multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Raw multi-walled carbon nanotubes (r-MWCNTs) and Cu nanoparticles are dispersed in an epoxy matrix in varying quantities to create composite polymers with enhanced thermal conductivities. A study was then conducted ...
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, Copper, Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope, Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM), Epoxy, ESEM, FE-SEM, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM), Nanoparticles, Polymer composites, Thermal Conductivity, thermal contact resistance, thermal interface materials, TIMs, viscosityRead More
Enhanced Thermal Conductivity and Expedited Freezing of Nanoparticle Suspensions Utilized as Novel Phase Change Materials
Author(s): Liwu FanTransient Plane Source
Nanoparticle suspensions were prepared in two PCMs to determine the effect of the addition of nanoparticles on thermal conductivity and expediting freezing. The base PCMs used were cyclohexane and eicosane, ...
Keywords: Copper, density, Fillers, Latent Heat of Fusion, nanocomposites, Nanoparticle Suspensions, Nanoparticles, pcms, phase change materials, TEM, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Zr-Cu-Al metallic glasses were formulated with differing compositions to determine their thermophysical properties. It was determined that by decreasing the zirconium content of the metallic glass, the thermal conductivity can ...
Keywords: Copper, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, glass, Metallic Glasses, Resistivity, Slab Method, Specific Heat, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRDRead More
Composition Control and Thermoelectric Properties of Quaternary Chalcogenide Nanocrystals: The Case of Stannite Cu2CdSnSe4
Author(s): Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez, Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, Alexey Shavel, Andreu Cabot, Andrew Fairbrother, Doris Cadavid, Joan Daniel Prades, Joan Ramon Morante, Jordi Arbiol, Maria Ibanez, Nuria Garcia-Castello, Nuria García-Castelló, Reza Zamani, Victor Izquierdo-Roca, Wenhua LiTransient Plane Source
The authors present a method of producing Cu2CdSnSe4 quaternary nanocrystals using a colloidal synthesis route that could be used for future industrial synthesis. The nanocrystals prepared showed great potential ...
Keywords: Copper, EDX, Electrical Resistivity, Energy Dispersive X-Ray, Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDX), Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Seebeck coefficient, SEM, TEM, Thermal Conductivity, Thermoelectric Materials, TPS, transient plane source method, Transient Plane Source Method (TPS), Transmission electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-Vis, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRDRead More
An experimental investigation of enhanced thermal conductivity and expedited unidirectional freezing of cyclohexane-based nanoparticle suspensions utilized as nano-enhanced phase change materials (NePCM)
Through the addition of copper oxide nanoparticles to cyclohexane in varying concentrations, a series of nano-enhanced phase change materials (NePCM) were prepared. The transient plane source (TPS) technique was used ...
Keywords: Copper, Mass Concentrations, Nano-Enhanced, Nanofluids, Nanoparticles, One-Dimensional Stefan Model, pcms, phase change materials, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Unidirectional FreezingRead More
An organic phase change material (PCM), tetradecanol (TD), infused with copper nanowires (CuNWs), was sent through a slurry of tests, to determine the effect of the ultra-high aspect ratio and ...
Keywords: Composite material, Copper, enthalpy, Machining, nanowires, Organic material, pcms, Phase Change Materiala, Phase transformation, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Three dimensional structureRead More
Electrical and thermal conductivities of novel metal mesh hybrid polymer composite bipolar plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Author(s): Min-Chien HsiaoTransient Plane Source
A novel technique was used in this research article, to introduce a hybrid mesh to a polymer composite within bipolar plates, for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The mesh ...
Keywords: aluminum, Bipolar plate, Bipolar Plates, Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, Copper, current, density, Electrical Conductivity, fuel cell, Fuel cells, graphite, Hybrid, in plane, Metal mesh, modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes, modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), MWCNTs, polarization curves, Polymer composites, powder, power, Proton exchange, Thermal Conductivity, Transport properetiesRead More
The Extension of Colloid Chemistry from Aqueous to Non-Aqueous Media with Application to Nanofluid Research
Author(s): Dan ClaryTransient Plane Source
Colloid chemistry has been of interest for many years. Researchers have begun to study the effects of metal particles on the stability and thermal properties of cooling liquids. The purpose ...Read More