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Keyword: differential scanning calorimetry

Total Papers Found: 27

CO2-blown microcellular non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) foams: from bio- and CO2-sourced monomers to potentially thermal insulating materials

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Low-density microcellular non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) foams were prepared using biological compounds and carbon dioxide. The morphology of these foams was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the thermal conductivity ...

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Influence of the Presence and Amount of Metal Nanoparticles on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of iPP/Soft Paraffin Wax Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage

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Nanocomposite phase change materials (PCMs) were prepared by adding silver nanoparticles to isotactic polypropylene (iPP) and an iPP/paraffin wax phase change materials. The Ag nanoparticles were found to be ...

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Influence of thermal process on microstructural and physical properties of ambient pressure dried hydrophobic silica aerogel monoliths

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Ambient pressure dried hydrophobic silica aerogel monoliths were prepared via simultaneous solvent exchange and surface modification in order to minimize volume shrinkage and density. At room temperature, the obtained silica ...

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Measurement of Thermal Properties of Gypsum Board at Elevated Temperatures

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An investigation was conducted to determine the thermal properties of different types of gypsum boards from the USA and Japan. The thermal conductivity and specific heat were determined at room ...

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Thermophysical properties of Zr–Cu–Al metallic glasses during crystallization

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Zr-Cu-Al metallic glasses were formulated with differing compositions to determine their thermophysical properties. It was determined that by decreasing the zirconium content of the metallic glass, the thermal conductivity can ...

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Performance Assessment of Passive Fire Protection Materials

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Three reference passive fire protection materials were tested to determine the effect that fire exposure has on their thermophysical properties. It was determined that the thermophysical properties during fire exposure ...

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Fabrication of paraffin-SiO2 shape-stabilized composite phase change material via chemical precipitation method for building energy conservation

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The authors have prepared a shape-stabilized composite phase change material (ss-CPCM) using paraffin encapsulated in SiO2. SiO2 was chosen because of its low cost, such that the resultant ss-CPCM would ...

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Thermal property prediction and measurement of organic phase change materials in the liquid phase near the melting point

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In this work, the authors tested five organic phase change materials for thermophysical properties (density, heat capacity, and thermal conductivity) in order to determine the best path to prediction (BPP) ...

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Understanding in crystallization of polyethylene: the role of boron nitride (BN) particles

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The authors examine the melting and crystallization behavior of a polyethylene/boron nitride composite to understand an unexpected exothermic peak when the BN content was greater than 10 wt. %. Based on ...

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Preparation and characterization of stearic acid/olive pomace powder composite as form-stable phase change material

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The fatty acid stearic acid has been widely studied for its use in thermal energy storage applications as a phase change material (PCM). Stearic acid shows promise for this application ...

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