1+1 > 2: Extraordinary Fluid Conductivity Enhancement
Xiaohao Wei and Liqiu Wang
Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.
We present the experimental evidence of substantial increases in fluid thermal conductivity (up to 139%) by adding some fluids even with lower conductivity. This leads to a new type of thermal-wave fluids that could serve as heat transfer fluid of the future much better than recently-proposed nanofluids.
Keywords: Thermal-wave fluids, nanofluids, thermal waves, thermal conductivity, oil/water emulsion
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