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Thermal Behaviour and Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • ID: 4858512
  • Book
  • April 2020
  • 368 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Nanocomposites with Carbon-based nanofillers (e.g., carbon nanotubes, graphene sheets and nanoribbons etc.) form a class of extremely promising materials for thermal applications. In addition to exceptional material properties, the thermal conductivity of the carbon-based nanofillers can be higher than any other known material, suggesting the possibility to engineer nanocomposites that are both lightweight and durable, and have unique thermal properties. This potential is hindered by thermal boundary resistance (TBR) to heat transfer at the interface between nanoinclusions and the matrix, and by the difficulty to control the dispersion pattern and the orientation of the nanoinclusions.

Thermal Behaviour and Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials: Theory, Methods and Applications explores heat transfer in nanocomposites, discusses techniques predicting and modeling the thermal behavior of carbon nanocomposites at different scales, and methods for engineering applications of nanofluidics and heat transfer. The chapters combine theoretical explanation, experimental methods and computational analysis to show how carbon-based nanomaterials are being used to optimise heat transfer.

The applications-focused emphasis of this book makes it a valuable resource for materials scientists and engineers who want to learn more about nanoscale heat transfer.

  • Offers an informed overview of how carbon nanomaterials are currently used for nanoscale heat transfer
  • Discusses the major applications of carbon nanomaterials for heat transfer in a variety of industry sectors
  • Details the major computational methods for the analysis of the thermal properties of carbon nanomaterials

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Part I: Theory for nanoscale thermal behavior and composites/suspensions 1. Underlying Physics and Basic Approaches to Thermal Transport in Solids 2. Effective Medium Theory for Predictions of the Thermal Conductivity of Multiphase Carbon-based Nanocomposites: Methodologies and Applications

Part II: Experimental methods to investigate heat transfer in nanoscale 3. Characterization of Thermal Conductivity, Diffusivity, Specific Heat, and Interface Thermal Resistance of Carbon Nanostructures

Part III: Computational methods 4. Computational Method of Thermal Transport Property 5. Multiscale Simulation Methods: Molecular Dynamics and Dissipative Particle Dynamics Techniques 6. Modelling Heat Transport in Nano-Composites through Multiple Length Scales 7. Computational Methodologies for Estimating Thermal Boundary Resistance and Effective Thermal Conductivity of Nanocomposites 8. An Unintrusive Approach for Computation of Derivatives: Applications in Nanoscale Thermal Transport

Part IV: Applications 9. Advanced Thermal Properties of Carbon-Based Aerogels 10. Graphene-based thermal nanocomposites: fundamentals and application 11. Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites: Applications of Molecular Dynamics Simulations 12. Photothermal Therapy Using Carbon Nanotubes for Treating Cancer

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Papavassiliou, Dimitrios V.
Dimitrios V. Papavassiliou is C.M. Sliepcevic Professor, School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA. His research focuses on the fundamental understanding and modelling of transport processes with industrial and environmental interest. Novel computational methods are developed and applied to explore turbulent transport of mass and heat, flow and mass transfer in bioreactors, heat transfer in micro- and nano-fluidics, and flow and transport through porous media
Duong, Hai M.
Hai M. Duong is Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research focuses on the science and applications of carbon nanotubes and obtaining a fundamental understanding of heat conduction of CNT arrays and carbon nanotube-dispersed nanomaterials with industrial interest through experimental and computational studies.
Gong, Feng
Feng Gong is Associate Professor, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, China. His research focuses in the areas of nano- and micro-scale heat transfer, carbon nanomaterials, and energy storage materials
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