Keyword: Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)

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Nano-PCMs for passive electronic cooling applications

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The authors have carried out an experimental and numerical study on the effects of seeding Al2O3 nanoparticles in a paraffin wax phase change material (PCM) on the thermal conductivity ...

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Processing of polyurethane/carbon nanotubes composites using novel minimixer

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Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) was used to functionalize multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) by grafting to produce MWNT-g-PTMEG. These functionalized nanotubes were then dispersed in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to form a ...

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Influences of template concentration and epoxy functionality on porous epoxy systems: Characteristics of thermal stability, optical, dielectric, and mechanical properties

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Porous epoxy thermosets were prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as a template. The two epoxies that were used to make the porous thermosets were diglycidylether bisphenol-A (DGEBA), and triphenylolmethane ...

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Thermal interface materials based on carbon nanotubes and their thermal characterization

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The effects of using different fillers and the effects of filler content and particle size on the thermal properties of thermal interface materials were investigated. The most prominent enhancement in ...

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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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Thermal and electrical conductivity enhancement of graphite nanoplatelets on form-stable polyethylene glycol/polymethyl methacrylate composite phase change materials

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Graphite nano-platelets (GnPs) were dispersed in polyethylene glycol (PEG)/polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to form a PEG/PMMA/GnPs composite organic form-stable phase change material. The effects of the incorporation of ...

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Engineering improvement of NaAlH4 system

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This article is based on research that has been done to improve hydrogen storage systems with on-board reversible metal hydrides. The study involved the compaction of the sodium aluminum hydride ...

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Effects of melting temperature and the presence of internal fins on the performance of a phase change material (PCM)-based heat sink

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Two organic phase change materials (PCMs) were investigated to determine their effects on the thermal management capabilities of electronics. The thermo-physical properties of n-eicosane and 1-hexadecanol were determined experimentally, and ...

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Experimental study of the thermal properties of composite stearic acid / coffee grounds / graphite for thermal energy storage

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Composite phase change materials were prepared using stearic acid, coffee grounds, and graphite. The coffee grounds were used as a supporting material for the stearic acid, and the graphite was ...

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Microstructural and thermophysical properties of U–6 wt.%Zr alloy for fast reactor application

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Thermophysical properties of a uranium-6 wt. % zirconium alloy were investigated at high temperatures to evaluate the performance of the alloy as a driver fuel for a liquid-metal cooled fast reactor. ...

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