Paul, G and Pal, T and Manna, Indranil (2010) Thermo-physical property measurement of nano-gold dispersed water based nanofluids prepared by chemical precipitation technique. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 349 (1). pp. 434-437. ISSN 0021-9797

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Nano-gold dispersed water based nanofluid has been prepared following the chemical reduction method. Crystallite size, particle size/shape/morphology, and purity of the nanoparticles have been characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersion spectroscopy, respectively. The degree of thermal conductivity enhancement of the nanofluid (with respect to the base fluid) as a function of concentration and size of gold nanoparticle has been determined using the transient hot-wire technique. The degree of enhancement increases with increase in concentration and decrease in size of nanoparticles. The maximum enhancement recorded is similar to 48% at 0.00026 vol.% concentration and 21 nm average particle size. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanofluid; Gold; Particle size; Particle concentration; Transient hot-wire method
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 07:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2012 07:05

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