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Nanofluid optical property characterization: towards efficient direct absorption solar collectors

Robert A Taylor*, Patrick E Phelan, Todd P Otanicar, Ronald Adrian and Ravi Prasher

Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:225  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-225

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Robert Taylor   (2015-06-19 15:19)  University of New South Wales

Please refer to references 29, 32, and 41 for proper versions equations 10-12.

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Robert Taylor   (2015-01-22 11:06)  University of New South Wales

Further analysis has revealed that I made errors in this article! Apparently it is too late to change the published work, but I can comment on my errors: 1) Figure 3 and the associated comments are totally incorrect. The Maxwell-Garnett model CAN INDEED give results which agree with the experimental and Rayleigh��s theory calculations. Please used M-G theory for nanofluids without hesitation - it is a good theory! 2) The legends of figure 5 and figure 6 are mistyped. There is a volume fraction versus % volume fraction confusion. In fig. 5 it should read Ag - 0.4% and Cu - 0.04%. In figure 6, it should read Al - 0.1%. 3) Eqs. 10-12 in the paper are mistyped - please use reference 29. Deepest apologies for any confusion or inconvenience my mistakes may have caused! Rob Taylor

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