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Thermal conductivity difference between nanofluids and microfluids: Experimental data and theoretical analysis using mass difference scattering

ABSTRACT
In this work, an experimental campaign on different nanofluids and microfluids, obtained by the dispersion of 3 different metal oxides (CuO, ZnO and TiO2) with diathermic oil or deionized water has been carried out, in order to extend phonon theory to liquids, as already done in a previous work on Al2O3. Thermal conductivity of stable samples was evaluated by time. The experimental results on thermal conductivity of stable micrometric and nanometric particles suspensions in oil and water showed a further proof of Mass Difference Scattering phenomenon.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2019-04-04
PAPER REVISED: 2019-05-21
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2019-06-05
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2019-07-06
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI190404296I
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