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1+1 > 2: Extraordinary Fluid Conductivity Enhancement

Author(s): Xiaohao Wei and Liqiu Wang

Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

Keywords: Thermal-wave fluids, nanofluids, thermal waves, thermal conductivity, oil/water emulsion

Abstract:

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.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 4
Page: [527 - 529]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157341309789378104