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Title: Investigation on thermo physical characteristics of ethylene glycol based Al:ZnO nanofluids

The present work describes the experimental aspects of viscosity and thermal conductivity characteristics of nanofluids. Aluminium doped zinc oxide nanostructures were synthesized by chemical precipitation method. Ultrasonic technique is used to disperse the nanostructures in ethylene glycol. Structural and morphological properties of Al doped ZnO nanostructures are characterized using X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscopic technique. The effect of concentration and temperature on thermo-physical properties of Al/ZnO nanofluids is also investigated. The experimental results showed there is enhancement in thermal conductivity with rise in temperature which can be utilized for coolant application.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Karunya University, Coimbatore-641 114, Tamil Nadu (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490287
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABUNDANCE; ALUMINIUM; CONCENTRATION RATIO; COOLANTS; DOPED MATERIALS; GLYCOLS; NANOFLUIDS; NANOSTRUCTURES; PRECIPITATION; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; VISCOSITY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC OXIDES