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Nanoparticle enhanced ionic liquid heat transfer fluids

United States Patent

August 12, 2014
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A heat transfer fluid created from nanoparticles that are dispersed into an ionic liquid is provided. Small volumes of nanoparticles are created from e.g., metals or metal oxides and/or alloys of such materials are dispersed into ionic liquids to create a heat transfer fluid. The nanoparticles can be dispersed directly into the ionic liquid during nanoparticle formation or the nanoparticles can be formed and then, in a subsequent step, dispersed into the ionic liquid using e.g., agitation.
Fox; Elise B. (Aiken, SC), Visser; Ann E. (Aiken, SC), Bridges; Nicholas J. (Aiken, SC), Gray; Joshua R. (Aiken, SC), Garcia-Diaz; Brenda L. (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
13/ 234,284
September 16, 2011
SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.