Nanofluids: Science and Technology

Nanofluids: Science and Technology

Author(s): Sarit K. Das, Stephen U. S. Choi, Wenhua Yu, T. Pradeep

Published Online: 23 MAR 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470074732

Online ISBN: 9780470180693

DOI: 10.1002/9780470180693

About this Book

Introduction to nanofluids--their properties, synthesis, characterization, and applications

Nanofluids are attracting a great deal of interest with their enormous potential to provide enhanced performance properties, particularly with respect to heat transfer. In response, this text takes you on a complete journey into the science and technology of nanofluids. The authors cover both the chemical and physical methods for synthesizing nanofluids, explaining the techniques for creating a stable suspension of nanoparticles. You get an overview of the existing models and experimental techniques used in studying nanofluids, alongside discussions of the challenges and problems associated with some of these models.

Next, the authors set forth and explain the heat transfer applications of nanofluids, including microelectronics, fuel cells, and hybrid-powered engines. You also get an introduction to possible future applications in large-scale cooling and biomedicine.

This book is the work of leading pioneers in the field, one of whom holds the first U.S. patent for nanofluids. They have combined their own first-hand knowledge with a thorough review of theliterature. Among the key topics are:

Synthesis of nanofluids, including dispersion techniques and characterization methods

Thermal conductivity and thermo-physical properties

Theoretical models and experimental techniques

Heat transfer applications in microelectronics, fuel cells, and vehicle engines

This text is written for researchers in any branch of science and technology, without any prerequisite.It therefore includes some basic information describing conduction, convection, and boiling of nanofluids for those readers who may not have adequate background in these areas. Regardless of your background, you'll learn to develop nanofluids not only as coolants, but also for a host ofnew applications on the horizon.

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