Measurement of the specific heat capacity of water-based Al2 O3 nanofluid

Sheng Qi Zhou, Rui Ni

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Abstract

In this letter, we have presented an experimental investigation of the specific heat cp of water-based Al2 O3 nanofluid with a differential scanning calorimeter. The result indicates that the specific heat cp of nanofluid decreases gradually as the nanoparticle volume fraction φ increases from 0.0% to 21.7%. The relationship between them exhibits good agreement with the prediction from the thermal equilibrium model [Eq.]. The other simple mixing model [Eq.] fails to predict the specific heat cp of nanofluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093123
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume92
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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