Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): F. D. S. Marquis, L. P. F. Chibante
Keywords: amorphous carbon, Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, commerial applications, heat transfer fluids, industrial applications, multiwall carbon nanotube, multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT), MWCNT, Nanofluids, nanolubricants, Nanoparticles, single-wall carbon nanotube, single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT), SWCNT, Thermal Conductivity, vapor grown carbon fiber
Abstract: Many limitations exist within the development of energy efficient heat transfer fluids; however, low thermal conductivity of these fluids is the main issue. In order to improve the thermal conductivity of these heat transfer fluids, researchers in this study performed strenuous research and ultimately created a new and improved fluid. In this newly designed material, nanoparticles and carbon-nanotubes (CNTs) were suspended within the fluid, aiming to increase the fluids thermal conductivity. Multiple variations of the new and improved heat transfer fluids were created in this research, in order to accommodate for multiple applications.
Reference: Journal on Web 57, 12 (2005) 32-43