Nanofluids for thermal transport

Pawel Keblinski, Jeffrey A. Eastman, David G. Cahill

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Nanofluids have been proposed as a route for surpassing the performance of heat transfer liquids currently available. Nanofluids are solid liquid composite materials consisting of solid nanoparticles or nanofibers suspended in liquid. Nanofluids have greatly enhanced thermal properties which makes their use in thermal management. Recent experiments on nanofluids have indicated significant increase in thermal conductivity compared with liquids without nanoparticles or larger particles, strong temperature dependence of thermal conductivity, and significant increases in critical heat flux in boiling heat transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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