Temperature dependent optical properties of nanoparticle suspensions

Todd P. Otanicar, Brian T. Higgins, Steven Brunter, Patrick Phelan, Lenore Dai, Rajasekaran Swaminathan

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Abstract

The optical properties of nanoparticle suspensions in liquids have garnered significant interest recently for their potential use in applications ranging from biomedical imaging to solar energy harvesting. Although previous investigations have provided useful insight into the spectral properties of such suspensions they have been primarily limited to experimental investigation at room temperature. As these suspensions will be used in systems with significant variations in temperature it is important to understand the effects of temperature on the optical properties. Furthermore, the primary spectrometric technique used has considered only transmittance and not the effects of scattering. Here we investigate the effects of temperature on the response of TiO2, Ag, and Au nanoparticle suspensions in water utilizing an integrating sphere and heated cuvette. Additionally the responses are analytically modeled to understand the individual contributions from variations in particle size, volume fraction, and surrounding medium temperature-dependent refractive index changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Pages145-150
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 12 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
CountryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande
Period7/8/127/12/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Otanicar, T. P., Higgins, B. T., Brunter, S., Phelan, P., Dai, L., & Swaminathan, R. (2012). Temperature dependent optical properties of nanoparticle suspensions. In ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 (pp. 145-150). (ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58188