Magnetic graphite suspensions with reversible thermal conductivity
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Magnetic graphite nanoflake (GN) suspensions with reversible thermal conductivity (TC) are reported. A process of sulfuric acid intercalation, microwave expansion magnetization, and ultrasonic dispersion is followed to make magnetic GN Poly-Alpha-Olefin (PAO) suspensions. Magnetic field was observed to increase the TC of the suspensions dramatically, up to 325% with 0.8% (w/w) of magnetic GNs. After removing the magnetic field, the TC trends to decrease reversibly. The maximal TC contrast ratio reaches 3 times before and after the effects of magnetic field. Such materials with magnetically reversible TC have great potential in next generation “smart” cooling devices.
|Early online date||27 Feb 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2015|
- Magnetic graphite nanoflakes, Suspensions, Thermal conductivity, Reversible, Magnetic field