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Preparation and thermal characterization of paraffin/metal foam composite phase change material 

Paraffin is an excellent phase change material (PCM) for latent heat storage, but it does not efficiently use stored energy because of its low thermal conductivity. In this study, nickel and copper foams were added to paraffin to enhance heat transfer. A Thermal Constants Analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the paraffin composites using the transient plane source (TPS) method. The addition of copper foam enhanced the thermal conductivity of ...

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Thermal conductivity of highly porous mullite materials

Porous materials have widespread industrial applications. In this study, mullite materials with porosities between 72-86 vol% were fabricated and a thermal analyzer (TPS) measured their thermal conductivity using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. Results showed that as the porosity of the mullite materials decreased, thermal conductivity increased....

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Thermally conductive phase-change materials for energy storage based on low-density polyethylene, soft Fischer-Tropsch wax and graphite 

Phase change materials (PCMs) are becoming increasingly important in the field of thermal energy storage. In this study, conductive fillers were added to wax- and polyethylene-based PCMs to improve their thermal conductivity. A Thermal Constants Analyser measured the thermal conductivity of the PCMs using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results indicated that both nanoparticles improved thermal conductivity, but a lower concentration of expanded graphite improved conductivity more than normal ...

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Experimental determination of temperature-dependent thermal conductivity of solid eicosane-based nanostructure-enhanced phase change materials 

Nanoparticle-enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs) are nanofluids that can be used for thermal energy storage when they undergo solid-liquid phase transitions. In this study, a Thermal Constants Analyzer (TPS) measured the thermal conductivity of eicosane-based NePCM samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that thermal conductivity of the solid composites increased with temperature, and eicosane-CuO samples that solidified in an ice-water bath had the lowest thermal conductivities, ...

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The effects of copper and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) on thermal conductivity and tribological behavior of polyoxymethylene (POM) composites 

Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a resistant polymer with wide applications in aerospace, automotives, and biomedicine. However, it falls short when used in the manufacturing of sliding parts. In this study, copper particles and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) powder were incorporated into POM to improve the thermal conductivity of the polymer composite while reducing the friction coefficient. A thermal analyzer was used to measure the thermal conductivity of POM composites using the transient plane ...

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