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Thermal Conductivity of Suspension of Aggregating Nanometric Rods

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LAMPA, ENSAM Angers, 2 Boulevard du Ronceray, BP 93525, 49035 Angers Cedex 01, France
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UMSSDT, ENSIT Université de Tunis, 5 Avenue Taha Hussien Montfleury, 1008 Tunis, Tunisia
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High Performance Computing Institute (ICI), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, 44300 Nantes, France
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ICMN, UMR7374, CNRS-University of Orléans, 1b rue de la Férollerie, 45100 Orléans, France
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Entropy 2017, 19(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/e19010019
Received: 10 November 2016 / Revised: 14 December 2016 / Accepted: 24 December 2016 / Published: 31 December 2016
Enhancing thermal conductivity of simple fluids is of major interest in numerous applicative systems. One possibility of enhancing thermal properties consists of dispersing small conductive particles inside. However, in general, aggregation effects occur and then one must address systems composed of dispersed clusters composed of particles as well as the ones related to percolated networks. This papers analyzes the conductivity enhancement of different microstructures scaling from clusters dispersed into a simple matrix to the ones related to percolated networks exhibiting a fractal morphology. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofluids; thermal homogenization; aggregation kinetics; percolation nanofluids; thermal homogenization; aggregation kinetics; percolation
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Ammar, A.; Chinesta, F.; Heyd, R. Thermal Conductivity of Suspension of Aggregating Nanometric Rods. Entropy 2017, 19, 19.

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