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On Synthesis and Characterization of Water Based Cu9Al4-Nanofluid

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Nanosized particles of Cu9Al4 intermetallic phase, which is hard (HV 403) and can thus be easily reduced to sizes as low as 20–90 nm, have been synthesized by mechanical alloying of elemental powder blend of Cu and Al. It is then evenly dispersed in water to produce the nanofluids. Thermal conductivity of the nanofluids measured by the conventional transient hot-wire method shows significant enhancement compared to that of water. The enhancement increases linearly with low volume fraction loading of nanoparticles. The experimental data on thermal conductivity of the present nanofluid manifests reasonable agreement with the theoretical predictions.
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Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: August 1, 2011

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  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (NNL) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal consolidating nanoscale research activities in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine into a single and unique reference source. NNL provides the means for scientists, engineers, medical experts and technocrats to publish original short research articles as communications/letters of important new scientific and technological findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of the physical sciences, engineering and medicine.
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