Enhanced thermal conductivity of nanofluids diagnosis by molecular dynamics simulations

Kuo Liang Teng, Pai Yi Hsiao, Shih Wei Hung, Ching Chang Chieng*, Ming Shen Liu, Ming-Chang Lu

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Molecular Dynamics simulations are performed to calculate the thermal conductivity of nanofluids, and to understand the fundamental physics of the enhancement of thermal conductivity observed in experiments. Based on the analysis, intermolecular interactions between copper-copper atoms, layer structure surrounding nanoparticles, convection effect induced by the Brownian motion of copper atoms, as well as particle-particle interactions are identified and confirmed on the enhancement using Green-Kubo method in thermal conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3710-3718
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2008


  • Direct method
  • Green-Kubo method
  • Molecular dynamics simulation
  • Nanofluids
  • Thermal conductivity

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