This paper explains an addition to a larger NPL project with the purpose to validate the use of the transient contact-probes for measurement of the thermal conductivity of soft solids ...Read More
Metal hydrides (MHs) have been considered as thermal energy storage (TES) materials for concentrated solar thermal applications. In this study, a TES system based on MgH2 was designed, constructed and ...Read More
Effect of solid-state shear milling on the physicochemical properties of thermally conductive low-temperature expandable graphite/low-density polyethylene composites
To improve the thermal conductivity of polymeric matrixes, conducting fillers were added to polymers, specifically graphite, having good thermal conductivity and dispersibility. Exfoliated graphite (EG) and graphite nanoplatelets (GNP) are ...Read More
Carbon foams are novelty materials that have a wide range of applications such as radiators, thermal protection, and fire-resistant cores. The main carbon sources of carbon foams are sucrose, coal, ...Read More
Thermal performance enhancement of palmitic-stearic acid by adding graphene nanoplatelets and expanded graphite for thermal energy storage: A comparative study
The purpose of this study was to improve the wettability of silicon carbide (SiC) nanowires, in order for them to be used as thermoconductive fluids. Multiple experiments were conducted by ...Read More
A capric–palmitic–stearic acid ternary eutectic mixture/expanded graphite composite phase change material for thermal energy storage
This study suggested the use of capric acid–palmitic acid–stearic acid ternary eutectic mixture/expanded graphite (CA–PA–SA/EG) composite phase change material (PCM), as a low-temperature heat ...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
Thermal Characterization of Lauric–Stearic Acid/Expanded Graphite Eutectic Mixture as Phase Change Materials
Expanded graphite (EG) was added to lauric acid (LA)-stearic acid (SA) phase change materials to enhance their thermal conductivities. The PCMs were prepared in varying mass fractions of LA ...
Keywords: differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, graphite, pcms, phase change materials, Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning electron microscope (SEM), SEM, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, thermal stability, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), TPS, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Preparation of low-density polyethylene/low-temperature expandable graphite composites with high thermal conductivity by an in situ expansion melt blending process
Low-temperature expandable graphite (LTEG) was blended into low-density polyethylene (LDPE) to prepare composite materials with an enhanced thermal conductivity in comparison to pure LDPE. The thermal conductivity of a composite ...
Keywords: differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, Electrical Conductivity, graphite, LDPE, mechanical properties, Polymer composites, Rheological Measurements, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRDRead More
High-electrical-resistivity thermally-conductive phase change materials prepared by adding nanographitic fillers into paraffin
Pristine and modified exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnPs and M-xGnPs, respectively) were dispersed into a paraffin wax phase change material (PCM) in an effort to raise the thermal conductivity of the ...
Keywords: Electrical Resistivity, Fillers, graphite, pcms, phase change materials, Praffin Wax, Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Heat Source Method, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS), XPSRead More