Improvement on thermal performance of a disk-shaped miniature heat pipe with nanofluid.

Tsung-Han Tsai, Hsin-Tang Chien, Ping-Hei Chen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the effect of suspended nanoparticles in base fluids, namely nanofluids, on the thermal resistance of a disk-shaped miniature heat pipe [DMHP]. In this study, two types of nanoparticles, gold and carbon, in aqueous solution are used respectively. An experimental system was set up to measure the thermal resistance of the DMHP with both nanofluids and deionized [DI] water as the working medium. The measured results show that the thermal resistance of DMHP varies with the charge volume and the type of working medium. At the same charge volume, a significant reduction in thermal resistance of DMHP can be found if nanofluid is used instead of DI water.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Improvement on thermal performance of a disk-shaped miniature heat pipe with nanofluid.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this