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Special Issue "Future and Prospects in Nanofluids Research"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: nanofluids thermophysical properties; nanofluids heat and mass transfer; energy
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Interests: nanofluids simulation techniques; nanofluids thermophysical properties; energy efficiency; heat and mass transfer numerical approach
Since the early 1990s, nanofluids have received growing attention because of their potential as heat transfer fluids in energy systems due to their enhanced thermal properties induced by the presence of nanoparticles. Nanofluid science is multidisciplinary and involves many complex phenomena and processes that are really motivating and challenging to investigate.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to publish original high-quality research papers covering the most recent advances as well as comprehensive reviews addressing state-of-the-art topics in the field of nanofluids and related materials.
Also, opinions and papers on open questions that could give critical assessments and future directions in this research field are welcome.
This Special Issue will cover the synthesis, preparation, and characterization of both nanomaterials and associated nanofluids, focusing on the next-generation applications of nanomaterials with outstanding performances in terms of stability, thermophysical properties, and heat transfer behavior relevant for industrial applications. The development of new theoretical and physical models, as well as simulations closer to practical situations, are also expected.
Topics to be covered by this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Nanomaterials and Nanofluids preparation and characterization (nanoparticles, nanoPCM, nanofluids, nanosalts, ionanofluids, etc.)
- Measurements and theoretical development of Nanofluid properties
- Measurements and theoretical development of Nanofluid heat transfer
- Experimental and theoretical analysis on nanofluid transport in porous media
- Measurements and theoretical development of Nanoparticle-enhanced phase change materials
- Numerical simulations relevant for potential applications
- New numerical models for estimation of nanofluids heat transfer behavior
- New innovative areas of nanofluid applications
- Critical assessments and future directions in Nanofluids research
In advance, we would like to gratefully acknowledge the authors and reviewers who will participate to the elaboration of this Special Issue and that will contribute to the development of nanofluid research.
Dr. Patrice Estellé
Prof. Alina Adriana Minea
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Nanoparticles, nanofluids, ionanofluids, molten salts, nano-PCM
- Experimental characterizations
- Theoretical and experimental models
- Heat tranfer and energy enhancement
- New areas for nanofluid applications