Journal of Nanomaterials / 2015 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Effect of Nanostructure on Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids

Figure 4

Thermal conductivity of hollow particles as the core radius increases while the volume fraction of the solid shell is constant at with (the maximum possible value of is and is reached when the entire fluid is encapsulated in the core of a hollow sphere). The line represents conductivity predicted by Maxwell’s theory as explained in the text.