A relatively simple subset of nanotechnology - nanofluids - can be obtained by adding nanoparticles to conventional base fluids. The promise of these fluids stems from the fact that relatively low particle loadings (typically <1% volume fractions) can significantly change the properties of the base fluid. This research explores how low volume fraction nanofluids, composed of common base-fluids, interact with light energy. Comparative experimentation and modeling reveals that absorbing light volumetrically (i.e.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographcal references (p. 214-225)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Mechanical engineering