Simulation study of anomalous thermal properties of molten nitrate salt
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Colleges, School and Institutes
We performed Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations to study the mechanism of the specific heat enhancement in nitrate salt based nanofluids. 26.6% enhancement of specific heat capacity was observed by introducing nanoparticles into the salt system. Our simulations showed that the nanoparticles caused a layering effect in the adjacent region of the liquid molten salt. Hence we attribute the enhancement in the specific heat capacity of molten salts with the addition of nanoparticles to a previously undiscovered structural arrangement of salt atoms around the nanoparticles.
|Early online date||16 Nov 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2017|
- Atomic layers, Nanomaterials, Nanostructure, Specific heat capacity