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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Preparation and thermal properties of porous heterogeneous composite phase change materials based on molten salts/expanded graphite
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. ...Read More
Rheology and Thermal Conductivity of Diamond Powder-Filled Liquid Epoxy Encapsulants for Electronic Packaging
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 ...Read More
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, ...
Keywords: composites, Conjugated Polymers, EDX, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDX), Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRDRead More
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 ...
Keywords: composites, Compression Testing, differential scanning calorimeter, Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), DSC, Electrical Conductivity, FEG-SEM, Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope, Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG-SEM), graphite, Silicone, Thermal Conductivity, thermal interface materials, TIMs, viscosityRead More
The Effects of Thermophysical Properties and Environmental Conditions on Fire Performance of Intumescent Coatings on Glass Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composites
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 ...
Keywords: Char Expansion, Coatings, composites, cone calorimeter, Epoxy, Fire Protection, glass, Intumescent Coatings, Thermal Barrier Properties, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source TechniqueRead More
Tunable thermal conduction character of graphite-nanosheets-enhanced composite phase change materials via cooling rate control
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 ...
Keywords: Composite Phase Change Materials, composites, Cooling Rate, cooling rate control, Effect of Cooling Rate on Thermal Conductivity, Fillers, graphite, nanosheets, pcms, phase change materials, renewable energy, scanning electron microscop, scanning electron microscop (SEM), SEM, TEM, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, transmission electron microscope, transmission electron microscope (TEM)Read More
Thermophysical properties of styrene butadiene rubber filled with pine tree particles measured by the transient plane source technique
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 ...
Keywords: composites, density, Fillers, Percent Concentration, Percolation Effect, Pine Tree Particle Composites, Rubber, specific heat capacity, Styrene Butadiene, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS)Read More
The measurement of the thermal conductivity of solid aggregates using the transient plane source technique
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 ...
Keywords: Cement, composites, Hashin-Shtrikman Bounds, Needle Probe Method, Porous Structures, Solid Aggregates, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More