Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids

  • A. K. Singh Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune
Keywords: Nanofluids, enhanced heat transfer, effective thermal conductivity, diffusivity, Brownian motion, submergedarc nanosynthesis system, SANSS


Nanofluids are suspensions of nanoparticles in base fluids, a new challenge for thermal sciences providedby nanotechnology. Nanofluids have unique features different from  conventional solid-liquid mixtures inwhich mm or µm sized particles of metals and non-metals are dispersed. Due to their excellent characteristics,nanofluids find wide applications in enhancing heat transfer. Research work on the concept, heat transferenhancement mechanism, and application of the nanofluids is still in its primary stage. This study providesa review of research in this field with focus on thermal conductivity studies of nanofluids.

Defence Science Journal, 2008, 58(5), pp.600-607, DOI:

How to Cite
Singh, A. K. (2008). Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids. Defence Science Journal, 58(5), 600-607.