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TitleNanofluids research: Key issues
 
AuthorsWang, L1
Fan, J1
 
KeywordsConstructal nanofluids
Key issues
Microfluidic nanofluids
Nanofluids
Thermal waves
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherSpringerOpen. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nanoscalereslett.com
 
CitationNanoscale Research Letters, 2010, v. 5 n. 8, p. 1241-1252 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11671-010-9638-6
 
AbstractNanofluids are a new class of fluids engineered by dispersing nanometer-size structures (particles, fibers, tubes, droplets) in base fluids. The very essence of nanofluids research and development is to enhance fluid macroscopic and megascale properties such as thermal conductivity through manipulating microscopic physics (structures, properties and activities). Therefore, the success of nanofluid technology depends very much on how well we can address issues like effective means of microscale manipulation, interplays among physics at different scales and optimization of microscale physics for the optimal megascale properties. In this work, we take heat-conduction nanofluids as examples to review methodologies available to effectively tackle these key but difficult problems and identify the future research needs as well. The reviewed techniques include nanofluids synthesis through liquid-phase chemical reactions in continuous-flow microfluidic microreactors, scaling-up by the volume averaging and constructal design with the constructal theory. The identified areas of future research contain microfluidic nanofluids, thermal waves and constructal nanofluids. © 2010 The Author(s).
 
ISSN1931-7573
2012 Impact Factor: 2.524
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.892
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11671-010-9638-6
 
PubMed Central IDPMC2898525
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000279567800001
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grants Council of Hong KongGRF718009
GRF717508
Funding Information:

The financial support from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (GRF718009 and GRF717508) is gratefully acknowledged.

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorWang, L
 
dc.contributor.authorFan, J
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:56:29Z
 
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:56:29Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractNanofluids are a new class of fluids engineered by dispersing nanometer-size structures (particles, fibers, tubes, droplets) in base fluids. The very essence of nanofluids research and development is to enhance fluid macroscopic and megascale properties such as thermal conductivity through manipulating microscopic physics (structures, properties and activities). Therefore, the success of nanofluid technology depends very much on how well we can address issues like effective means of microscale manipulation, interplays among physics at different scales and optimization of microscale physics for the optimal megascale properties. In this work, we take heat-conduction nanofluids as examples to review methodologies available to effectively tackle these key but difficult problems and identify the future research needs as well. The reviewed techniques include nanofluids synthesis through liquid-phase chemical reactions in continuous-flow microfluidic microreactors, scaling-up by the volume averaging and constructal design with the constructal theory. The identified areas of future research contain microfluidic nanofluids, thermal waves and constructal nanofluids. © 2010 The Author(s).
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012
 
dc.identifier.citationNanoscale Research Letters, 2010, v. 5 n. 8, p. 1241-1252 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11671-010-9638-6
 
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000279567800001
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grants Council of Hong KongGRF718009
GRF717508
Funding Information:

The financial support from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (GRF718009 and GRF717508) is gratefully acknowledged.

 
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2012 Impact Factor: 2.524
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.892
 
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dc.rightsThe Author(s)
 
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dc.subjectConstructal nanofluids
 
dc.subjectKey issues
 
dc.subjectMicrofluidic nanofluids
 
dc.subjectNanofluids
 
dc.subjectThermal waves
 
dc.titleNanofluids research: Key issues
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong