Thermal conductivity of suspensions of carbon nanotubes in water


Assael, M.J., Chen, C.-F., Metaxa, I. and Wakeham, W. A. (2004) Thermal conductivity of suspensions of carbon nanotubes in water International Journal of Thermophysics. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Part II, 25, (4), pp. 971-985. (doi:10.1023/B:IJOT.0000038494.22494.04).

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The enhancement of the thermal conductivity of water in the presence of carbon-multiwall nanotubes (C-MWNT) was investigated. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was employed as the dispersant, and a 0.6 vol% suspension of C-MWNT in water was used in all measurements. The thermal conductivity was measured with a transient hot-wire instrument built for this purpose, and operated with a standard uncertainty better than 2 The maximum thermal conductivity enhancement obtained was 38 %. In an attempt to explain the experimental observations, a number of micro-structural investigations have been carried out and those results are presented here along with the analysis.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1023/B:IJOT.0000038494.22494.04
ISSNs: 0195-928X (print)
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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 21:55
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39562

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