It was also reported that thermophoresis (also called thermodiffusion, thermomigration
, the Ludwig-Soret effect, or the Sort effect), which is a phenomenon exhibited in a mixture of particles that tends to response differently to the force of a temperature gradient, can influence the effective thermal conductivity of nanofluids at high temperatures, but such theory was never proven by any of the published literature up to now [229, 230].
Its low yellowing properties ensure no influence on thermomigration
and degree of whiteness even under molding conditions.
Professor Cemal Basaran, the director of the Electronics Packaging Lab in UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, says that the four years of quantum mechanics calculations performed by him and his doctoral student Tarek Ragab have proved that higher current density in carbon nanotubes does not lead to electromigration and thermomigration
He is credited with transforming the field from the realm of empirical equations to computational simulation-based fatigue life predictions where the thermo-mechanical as well as electromigration and thermomigration
loads are all accounted for in a unified manner.