The wetting and spreading of nanofluids on solids: Role of the structural disjoining pressure

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Entry by Richie Tay for AP 225 Fall 2012

General

Authors: Darsh Wasan, Alex Nikolov

Publication: Wasan, D et al. Spreading of nanofluids on solids. Nature, 423, 156-159 (8 May 2003)

Keywords: Disjoining pressure, Thin film

Introduction

Nanofluids are dilute suspensions of nanoparticulates (e.g. micelles, globular proteins, metal particles). They are widely investigated for their enhanced thermophysical properties [1], but their unique spreading behavior also make them potentially useful for soil remediation, lubrication, and oil recovery, among other applications [2].


References

[1] A Review on Nanofluids: Preparation, Stability Mechanisms, and Applications. J Nanomaterials Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 435873

[2] Wasan, D et al. Spreading of nanofluids on solids. Nature, 423, 156-159 (8 May 2003)

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