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Author Choi, S. U. S. ♦ Zhang, Z. G. ♦ Yu, W. ♦ Lockwood, F. E. ♦ Grulke, E. A.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY ♦ CRYSTALLOGRAPHY ♦ SUSPENSIONS
Abstract We have produced nanotube-in-oil suspensions and measured their effective thermal conductivity. The measured thermal conductivity is anomalously greater than theoretical predictions and is nonlinear with nanotube loadings. The anomalous phenomena show the fundamental limits of conventional heat conduction models for solid/liquid suspensions. We have suggested physical concepts for understanding the anomalous thermal behavior of nanotube suspensions. In comparison with other nanostructured materials dispersed in fluids, the nanotubes provide the highest thermal conductivity enhancement, opening the door to a wide range of nanotube applications.
ISSN 00036951
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-10-01
Publisher Department Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Publisher Place United States
Journal Applied Physics Letters
Volume Number 79
Issue Number 14
Organization Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL


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