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Abstract: The Transient Plane Source method was used in this research article to measure the thermal conductivity of an Ionanofluid, highly stable graphene (GE)-based nanofluid, at various temperatures. Researchers took special note of the effects of temperature, GE loading, presence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), on the thermal conductivity of the nanofluid. Through experimental testing, it was determined that the nanofluid elicited a higher thermal conductivity, as compared to its base fluid. Thermal conductivity was also noted to increase as temperature and GE-loading increased. On the contrary, thermal conductivity of the nanofluid was seen to decrease as the load of MWCNTs increased. This finding correlates with the higher thermal conductivity of graphene, as compared to the MWCNTs.

Reference: Nanoscale Research Letters, 3, (2012)

DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-7-314