Preparation of Nanofluids from Inorganic Nanostructures Doped PEG: Characteristics and Energy Storage Applications

  • Ahmed Hashim Department of Physics, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
  • Farhan Lafta Rashid University of Kerbala, College of Engineering, Petroleum Engineering Department, Iraq
  • M.H. Abbas Department of Medical Physics, Al-Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Iraq
  • Bahaa H. Rabee Department of Physics, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
Keywords: nanocomposites, inorganic nanostructures, PEG, energy storage


Polymeric nanocomposites have drawn a lot of interest when it comes to innovative materials because of their enhanced optical, electrical, and magnetic properties. These materials have a high rising modulus, are flame resistant, and may also halt oxidation and agglomeration. These improvements in properties are related to interactions between nanoparticles and polymers. The addition of nanoparticles to polymers prolongs their life, changes their surface via passivation defect levels, and provides low cost, simple device manufacture, as well as adjustable electrical and optical properties. This study examines the properties and potential uses of nanofluids made from inorganic nanostructures doped with PEG. The results demonstrate that when the concentration of ZrO2/SiC NPs increased to 12wt%, the electrical conductivity of nanofluids increased by roughly 43.6%. Additionally, when the concentration of ZrO2/SiC nanoparticles increases, the melting time reduces. Additionally, when the concentration of ZrO2/SiC NPs increases from 3 weight percent to 12 weight percent within 15 minutes, the growth of melting time reaches 51.2%, and the absorbance increases by approximately 80.3% while transmittance decreases by about 82.5%.


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How to Cite
Hashim, A., Rashid, F. L., Abbas, M., & Rabee, B. H. (2023). Preparation of Nanofluids from Inorganic Nanostructures Doped PEG: Characteristics and Energy Storage Applications. East European Journal of Physics, (1), 185-188.