Special Issue "Advance in Nanocomposites and Nanofluids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: nanofluids; nanoparticles-synthesis and applications; nanoclay; enhanced oil recovery methods; polymer nanocomposites; asphalt materials recycling
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Both nanofluids and nanocomposites are popular research fields that have attracted huge research interest in recent years. This is mainly due to their great potential for applications in many important fields, ranging from energy and electronics to biomedical science. Nanofluids have been extensively used in a wide variety of engineering applications. For heat transfer processes, this has been primarily driven by the potential of developing ﬂuids with signiﬁcantly increased conductive and convective heat transfer properties. Boiling phenomena and the absorption and conversion of radiation are a couple of examples of the possible utilization of nanofluids. Other non-heat transfer applications that have considered the use of nanofluids include emerging synthesis techniques, mass transport, optics, consumer goods, electronics, and surfaces and catalysts. On the other hand, nanocomposites have been at the forefront of research for the past few decades due to their multifunctionality and the unique opportunities they offer for utilization in a number of applications. More recent applications include high-performance automotive and aerospace components, advanced energy storage, electronic devices, gas/liquid barriers, sensors, and consumer goods. It is known that the current technological trend toward technology being smaller and faster raises many technical challenges. For instance, small and high-performance devices also generate very high power (heat) densities, and conventional cooling techniques are increasingly falling short of meeting these high and fast cooling needs. Here, nanofluids and nanocomposites can play a major role in overcoming the challenges (e.g., cooling) of high-tech small devices and systems. Furthermore, in the future, for many other fields (e.g., drug delivery in biomedical science) facing numerous other technological challenges, nanomaterials, nanofluids, or nanocomposites could be game-changers.
This Special Issue will focus on nanocomposites and nanofluids. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Polymer composites;
- Thermophysical properties;
- Hybrid nanocomposites;
- Rheological properties;
- Fiber-reinforced composites;
- Chemical design stability;
- Industrial applications for nanoparticles.
Dr. Goshtasp Cheraghian
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