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Nano Fluid Interferometer


1.Characterization of Nanofluids like Ag/Au & Ferrofluids etc.

2. To evaluate modest nanoparticles concentration in the fluid for

significant enhancement of its property.

Nano Fluid Nano Fluid
Code: NFI01

Nano Fluid Interferometer   


1.Characterization of Nanofluids like Ag/Au & Ferrofluids etc.

2. To evaluate modest nanoparticles concentration in the fluid for significant enhancement of its property.

3. Prediction of enhanced thermal conductivity due to suspension of the metallic nanoparticles with very low concentration in to the polymeric fluids.

4. Sound Velocity and compressibility of nanoparticles with liquid suspension.

5. Study of Phase transition and to detect/assess weak and strong molecular interactions in Nanofluids.

6.To determine the extent of complexation and calculate the stability constants of such nanofluid complexes.


Nanofluid Interferometer generate sound wave in Nanofluids of different concentrations at different temperatures. This instrument is low cost & effective tool to optimise the concentration of nanoparticle for best results to achieve the desired property.

In this instrument, Ultrasound waves of known frequency are produced by a Piezo-Electric transducer and its wavelength is measured with digital micrometer with high accuracy within ±0.001mm.

From the knowledge of frequency (f) and wave length(λ); the compressibility of nanofluid is determined by thefollowing formula :

Sound Velocity in nanofluid

Adiabatic compressibility

whereρ is density of nanofluid.


The Nanofluid Interferometer consists of the following parts:

  1. Wave Generator

  2. Nanofluid Cells

  3. Temperature Controller Unit. (RT to 90°C)

  4. Nanofluids – Chemicals to make Ag nanofluid in

various concentrations.


Model NF-10(2MHz )

Model NF-10X (1,2,3,5,7&10MHz)

Model NF-12X (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10& 12 MHz)

Other properties possible with Nanofluid Interferometer

It may be used to evaluate several properties i.e. Hydration number, Hydrogen Bonding, Internal Pressure, Free Volume, Intermolecular Free Length, Miscibility, Compatibility and Glass Transition of Polymers, Phase Transition, Proton Relaxation Rate, Rao Constant Formalism, Relative Association (RA), Space Filling Factor, Specific Heat Ratio, Solvation Number, Surface Tension, Stability Constant Vander Waal's Constant, Wada Constant etc.

A Few examples:

Intermolecular Free Path Length (Lf)


wheread= adiabatic compressibility, K = temperature dependent Jacobson’s Constant

Ref: P.S. Nikam and Mehdi Hasan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 5 (1993), No. 2, pp. 319-321.

Solvation Number (Sn)


where M and Mo are molecular weight of Solvent and Solution respectively, and are adiabatic compressibility of Solvent and Solution respectively and x is the number of grams of salt in 100g of the solution.

Ref: R Ezhil Pavai, P Vasantharani and A N Kannappan, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, Vol.42, , pp.934-936.

Internal Pressure ()

where b=(packing factor), R=universal gas constant, K=temperature independent constant, =viscosity of liquid, = density and M= molecular weight.

Ref: C.V. Suryanarayana and P. Pugazhendhi, Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics, Vol. 24 (Aug. 1986), pp. 406-407.

Relative Association (RA)


where = density of solvent, = ultrasonic velocity of solvent

Ref: Anwar Ali and Anil Kumar Nain, Acoustics Letters, Vol. 19 (1996), No. 9, pp. 181-187.

Rao’s Constant (R)

R=V ()1/3. or R=( /)1/3

where = density, V = molar volume and M= Molecular Weight.

Ref: R. Paladhi and R.P. Singh, Acustica, Vol. 72, (1990), pp. 90-95.

Wada Constant (W)

where = density, M= Molecular Weight and R= Gas Constant.

Ref: R.P. Singh, G.V. Reddy, S. Majumdar and Y.P. Singh, J. Pure Appl. Ultrason, Vol. 5(1983), pp. 52-54.