1st Edition

Nanotechnology and Energy

ISBN 9789814774246
Published October 6, 2017 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
408 Pages 22 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations

USD $149.95

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Book Description

Nanotechnology is a vibrant research area and a growing industry. The properties of nanoparticles and nanofluids are different from those of macroparticles and macrofluids because the physical and chemical properties are very dissimilar when dimensions are at the nanometer range. The first successes in using nanofluids for cooling were achieved and commercialized for automobiles; hence, this subarea is rather profitable. Other nanotechnology research and developmental areas are cutting edge. The core scientific principles of all nanotechnology applications are based in physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Nanotechnology is not taught in most programs of engineering yet, and this book on nanotechnology and energy includes a discussion of introducing nanotechnology to the curricula of engineering students. The book also introduces significant current research topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is a textbook for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of nanotechnology, as well as a useful reference book for researchers and professional engineers working in the fields of macromolecular science, nanotechnology, and chemistry, especially those with an interest in energy and the environment, and the automotive industry.

Table of Contents

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

K. V. Wong

Introduction of Nanotechnology in the Basic Energy Sciences

K. V. Wong and P. Garcia

Transport Properties of Alumina Nanofluids

K. V. Wong and Tarun Kurma

Heat Transfer Mechanisms and Clustering in Nanofluids

K. V. Wong and M. Castillo

Nano Science and Technology in Solar Cells

K. V. Wong, N. Perilla, and A. Paddon

Applications of Nanofluids: Current and Future

K. V. Wong and O. De Leon

Use of Ultrasound Thermometry to study Natural Convection in Opaque Nanofluids

K. V. Wong and B. Bonn

Nanotechnology Impact on the Automotive Industry

K. V. Wong and A. Paddon

Carbon Nanotubes used for Renewable Energy Applications and Environmental Protection/Remediation

K. V. Wong and B. Batchelier

Nanotechnology in Batteries

K. V. Wong and S. Dia

An investigation of the thermal performance of cylindrical heat pipes using nanofluids

M. Shafahi, V. Bianco, K. Vafai, and O. Manca

A critical synthesis of thermophysical characteristics of nanofluids

K. Khanafer and K. Vafai

Investigation of nanofluid mixed convection in a shallow cavity using a two-phase mixture model

M Goodarzi, M. R. Safaei, K. Vafai, G. Ahmadi, M. Dahari, S. N. Kazi, and N. Jomhari

Heat transfer characteristics and critical heat flux prediction in nanofluid boiling

J. Bi, K. Vafai, and D. M. Christopher

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