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Title: Convection in a colloidal suspension in a closed horizontal cell

The experimentally detected [1] oscillatory regimes of convection in a colloidal suspension of nanoparticles with a large anomalous thermal diffusivity in a closed horizontal cell heated from below have been simulated numerically. The concentration inhomogeneity near the vertical cavity boundaries arising from the interaction of thermal-diffusion separation and convective mixing has been proven to serve as a source of oscillatory regimes (traveling waves). The dependence of the Rayleigh number at the boundary of existence of the traveling-wave regime on the aspect ratio of the closed cavity has been established. The spatial characteristics of the emerging traveling waves have been determined.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Perm State University (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472385
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ASPECT RATIO; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONCENTRATION RATIO; MIXING; NANOPARTICLES; RAYLEIGH NUMBER; SUSPENSIONS; THERMAL DIFFUSION; THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY; TRAVELLING WAVES