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This paper examined the thermal conductivity of poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) based nanofluids using three transient methods including the transient plane source (TPS) technique. They also explored how temperature, shape, and nanoparticle concentration affect thermal conductivity. The thermal properties of aluminum oxide/PAO and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)/PAO were tested, and results showed that nanoparticle concentration increases thermal conductivity more than expected.

Reference: Master’s Thesis, University of Dayton (2010)

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