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Publication Citation: VISCOSITY MEASUREMENTS ON COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS (NANOFLUIDS)FOR HEAT TRANSFER APPLICATIONS

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Author(s): Mark A. Kedzierski; David Venerus; Jacopo Buongiorno; Rebecca Christianson; Jessica Townsend; In Cheol Bang; Gang Chen; Sung Jae Chung; Minking Chyu; Haisheng Chen; Yulong Ding; F. Dubois; Grzegorz Dzido; Denis Funfschilling; Quentin Galand; Jinwei Gao; Haiping Hong; Mark Horton; Lin-wen Hu; Carlo Iorio; Andrzej Jarzebski; Yiran Jiang; Stephan Kabelac; Chongyoup Kim; Ji Hyun Kim; Sukwon Kim; Thomas McKrell; Rui Ni; John Philip; Naveen Prabhat; Pengxiang Song; Stefan Van Vaerenbergh; Dongsheng Wen; Sanjeeva Witharana; Xiao-Zheng Zhao; Sheng-Qi Zhou;
Title: VISCOSITY MEASUREMENTS ON COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS (NANOFLUIDS)FOR HEAT TRANSFER APPLICATIONS
Published: August 02, 2010
Abstract: This article reports viscosity data on a series of colloidal dispersions collected as part of the International Nanofluid Property Benchmark Exercise (INPBE). Data are reported for seven different fluids that include dispersions of metal-oxide nanoparticles in water, and in synthetic oil. These fluids, which are also referred to as nanofluids, are currently being researched for their potential to function as heat transfer fluids. In a recently published paper from the INPBE study, thermal conductivity data from more than 30 laboratories around the world were reported and analyzed. Here, we examine the influence of particle shape and concentration on the viscosity of these same nanofluids and compare data to predictions from classical theories on suspension rheology.
Citation: Applied Rheology Journal
Pages: 7 pp.
Keywords: nanofluids, colloidal dispersion, viscosity, thermal conductivity
Research Areas: High Performance Buildings, Building and Fire Research
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