Specific heat mechanism of molten salt nanofluids

D. Shin, H. Tiznobaik, D. Banerjee

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Abstract

Controversial results have been reported for specific heat of conventional nanofluids and molten salt nanofluids. Some water-based and organic-based nanofluids showed decreases in specific heat, while molten salt-based nanofluids showed highly enhanced specific heat. In this study, we propose a distinct heat storage mechanism to explain enhanced specific heat of molten salt nanofluids and compare with the specific heat mechanism of conventional nanofluids.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121914
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume104
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2014

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