CePO 4 nanofluids: Synthesis and thermal conductivity

Xiaohao Wei, Haitao Zhu, Liqiu Wang

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The synthesis, microstructure, and thermal conductivity of a novel CePO 4 nanofluid by chemical solution method (CSM) was reported. The thermal conductivity of nanofluids was measured by transient hot-wire (THW), temperature oscillation (TO), and steady-state (SS) methods. Platinum was used as a hot wire and the thermal conductivity was determined by measuring the rate at which the temperature of the platinum wire rises with time after a step change in voltage is applied. The variation of measured thermal conductivity with the liquid depth with wire immersed in liquid is found to be 1.3%. A significant increase in thermal conductivity is achieved and the fluid conductivity can be reduced by adding the nanofibers. Variation in the reactant molar concentration leads to a change in nanofluid thermal conductivity through changing the nanofluid microstructure and pH value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-221
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science


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