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Experimental Measurements of Thermoelectric Phenomena in Nanoparticle Liquid Suspensions (Nanofluids)

Abstract This study analyzes the thermoelectric phenomena of nanoparticle suspensions, which are composed of liquid and solid nanoparticles that show a relatively stable Seebeck coefficient as bulk solids near room temperature. The approach is to explore the thermoelectric character of the nanoparticle suspensions, predict the outcome of the experiment and compare the experimental data with anticipated results. In the experiment, the nanoparticle suspension is contained in a 15cm*2.5cm*2.5cm glass container, the temperature gradient ranges from 20 °C to 60 °C, and room temperature fluctuates from 20 °C to 23°C. The measured nanoparticles include multiwall carbon nanotubes, aluminum dioxide and bismuth telluride. A temperature gradient from 20 °C to ... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Zhu, Moxuan (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Trimble, Steven (Committee member) / Prasher, Ravi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Energy / Materials Science / bismuth telluride / nanoparticle suspension / Seebeck coefficient / thermoelectric
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 85 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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