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Keyword: composites

Total Papers Found: 24

Effects of humidity on thermal performance of aerogel insulation blankets

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Efficient thermal insulation is becoming increasingly important as people spend more time in buildings. Aerogel blankets are highly porous materials made of polymeric fibers coated with aerogel particles that are ...

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Facile preparation of fracture-free pectin/clay aerogel monoliths

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Clay aerogels are typically used for insulation, filtration and absorption, and are typically favored because of their eco-friendly nature, low density and high porosity. Unfortunately, these aerogels are limiting due ...

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Preparation and thermal properties of porous heterogeneous composite phase change materials based on molten salts/expanded graphite

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This article discussed the creation of phase change composite materials using molten binary salts and expanded graphite (EG). Three different salts were used, LiNO3–KCl, LiNO3–NaNO3 and LiNO3–NaCl. ...

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Rheology and Thermal Conductivity of Diamond Powder-Filled Liquid Epoxy Encapsulants for Electronic Packaging 

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Diamond powders with various particle sizes were dispersed in an epoxy resin in an effort to increase its thermal conductivity. Dispersion of a mixture of particle sizes from 1 to 100 µm ...

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Measurement of Thermal Transport Properties in Metal Doped Polypyrrole

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Metal doping of a polypyrrole matrix was carried out. Nickel and Cobalt were the two metals that were used in this study, and three samples were prepared, one containing 100% Co, ...

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Graphite nanoplatelet/silicone composites for thermal interface applications

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Graphite nanoplatelets were dispersed in varying quantities into a silicone matrix to form composite materials with higher thermal conductivities than the pure silicone matrix without sacrificing mechanical properties. It was ...

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The Effects of Thermophysical Properties and Environmental Conditions on Fire Performance of Intumescent Coatings on Glass Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composites

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The reaction to fire properties of three commercial coatings designed for steel structures were investigated. The coatings in this study were covering a glass fiber-reinforced epoxy composite. It was determined ...

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Tunable thermal conduction character of graphite-nanosheets-enhanced composite phase change materials via cooling rate control

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Thermal energy storage (TES) is incredibly important to expanding the field of renewable energy. In this study, the authors look at the potential of composite phase change materials (PCMs) for ...

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Thermophysical properties of styrene butadiene rubber filled with pine tree particles measured by the transient plane source technique

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Using the transient plane source (TPS) technique, the effect of addition of pine tree particles to styrene butadiene rubber is studied. Thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, specific heat capacity and density ...

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The measurement of the thermal conductivity of solid aggregates using the transient plane source technique

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For the prediction of thermal conductivity using theoretical models of a composite or mixture of components, the thermal conductivities of the individual components must be known. In this study, the ...

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