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A novel approach for engineering efficient nanofluids by radiolysis

Maaza, M.; Khamliche, T.; Akbari, M.; Kana, N.; Tandjigora, N.; Beukes, P.; Genu, A.; Kaviyarasu, K.; Cloete, J. K.; Lekala, M.; Gibaud, A.; Henini, M.


M. Maaza

T. Khamliche

M. Akbari

N. Kana

N. Tandjigora

P. Beukes

A. Genu

K. Kaviyarasu

J. K. Cloete

M. Lekala

A. Gibaud


This contribution reports for the first time the possibility of using radiolysis to engineer stable efficient nanofluids which exhibit an enhanced thermal conductivity. The validation was confirmed on Ag-H2O and Ag-C2H6O2 nanofluids fabricated via g-radiolysis within the mild dose range of 0.95 × 103–2.45 × 103 Gray. The enhanced thermal conductivity of Ag-H2O and Ag-C2H6O2 nanofluids, was found to be g-radiations dose dependent. In the latter case of Ag-C2H6O2 nanofluid, the relative enhancement in the temperature range of 25–50 °C was found to be 8.89%, 11.54%, 18.69%, 23.57% and 18.45% for D1 = 0.95 × 103 Gray, D2 = 1.2 × 103 Gray, D3 = 1.54 × 103 Gray, D4 = 1.80 × 103 Gray and D5 = 2.45 × 103 Gray respectively. Yet not optimized, an enhancement of the effective thermal conductivity as much as 23.57% relatively to pure C2H6O2 was observed in stable Ag-C2H6O2 nanofluids. Equivalent results were obtained with Ag-H2O.


Maaza, M., Khamliche, T., Akbari, M., Kana, N., Tandjigora, N., Beukes, P., …Henini, M. (2022). A novel approach for engineering efficient nanofluids by radiolysis. Scientific Reports, 12, Article 10767.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 8, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 24, 2022
Publication Date Jun 24, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 11, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 13, 2022
Journal Scientific Reports
Electronic ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Article Number 10767
Keywords Multidisciplinary
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