Special Issue "Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids - From Measurement to Interpretation"
A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: molecular chemistry; applied thermodynamics; thermophysical properties; ionic liquids; nanofluids; molten salts
Interests: nanofluids; heat transfer fluids; lubricants; thermophysical properties; rheology
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Thermophysics is the science and technology of some of the most important properties of materials. Thermophysical properties are all material properties affecting the transfer and storage of heat, that vary with the composition and state variables such as temperature and pressure without altering the material’s chemical identity. Thermophysical properties play an important role in several processes in the chemical, extraction and manufacturing industries, especially in those involving simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Most of the problems that affect our society need values of these properties to design control and characterize new products and processes, to replace unacceptable processes and compounds and to optimize energy balances and efficiency.
Nanofluids appeared in the last decades as one of the hottest research fields, as it can been shown from the exponential growth of research publications. However, the progress measuring thermophysical properties and understanding of the structure of complex bi- or multiphasic systems or the mechanisms responsible for the anomalous thermal properties and heat transfer behavior, have/present large gaps and has been slower than desirable. This situation limits the sustainability of industrial/medical applications of nanofluids, as alternative engineering fluids.
It is the purpose of this special issue to contribute to an update of the different topics, either reviews, full papers or short contributions. It will constitute by several invited papers, and then, by open contributions. All the papers will follow the normal reviewing system of Fluids Journal.
As in topics of the different thermophysical properties conferences, papers on thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, viscosity and non-Newtonian properties, mass-diffusion, optical and radiative properties including emissivity, reflectivity and absorptivity, solubility, phase equilibrium including liquid-solid, calorimetric and volumetric properties, speed of sound, interfacial properties including solid-solid and wettability, as well as their importance in the chemical, extraction and manufacturing industries, in energy and environmental applications, will be accepted. Papers are welcomed on current research trends like:
1) Nanofluids for nuclear engineering
2) Nanofluids for thermal storage
3) Molten salts for solar applications
4) Soft materials (textiles, food products, body fluids)
5) Nanofluids and IoNanofluids (nonaqueous and high temperature)
6) New lubricants.
Prof. Carlos A. Nieto De Castro
Dr. Luis Lugo
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- thermophysical properties
- experimental methods
- molecular simulation
- technological importance
- heat transfer