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Frontiers of Materials Science

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 74–82 | Cite as

A simple single-step approach towards synthesis of nanofluids containing cuboctahedral cuprous oxide particles using glucose reduction

  • U. Sandhya Shenoy
  • A. Nityananda Shetty
Research Article

Abstract

Enhancement of thermal properties of conventional heat transfer fluids has become one of the important technical challenges. Since nanofluids offer a promising help in this regard, development of simpler and hassle free routes for their synthesis is of utmost importance. Synthesis of nanofluids using a hassle free route with greener chemicals has been reported. The single-step chemical approach reported here overcomes the drawbacks of the two-step procedures in the synthesis of nanofluids. The resulting Newtonian nanofluids prepared contained cuboctahedral particles of cuprous oxide and exhibited a thermal conductivity of 2.852 W·m-1·K-1. Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) used during the synthesis acted as a stabilizing agent rendering the nanofluid a stability of 9 weeks.

Keywords

cuprous oxide nanofluids thermal conductivity viscosity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNational Institute of Technology KarnatakaSurathkal, MangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and TechnologySrinivas UniversityMangaloreIndia

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