This article studied the microstructural features of thorium-52 wt.% uranium alloy (Th-52U). Several thermal properties were also evaluated to assess the use of this alloy as a prospective fuel. ...Read More
Tailoring Ca3Co4O9 microstructure and performances using a transient liquid phase sintering additive
Research has been focused on the Co-based thermoelectric family since the discovery of thermoelectric properties in NaCo₂O₄ ceramics. The formation of strong grain boundaries has been achieved in several ...Read More
This study analyses a mullite ceramic formed through foaming and starch consolidation of mullite powder, and how its thermal conductivity changes with porosity of the ceramic. The thermal conductivity was ...
Keywords: ceramics, Foams, Microstructure, mullite, porosity, Powders, sintered mullite ceramic, spherical pores, starch consolidation method, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Asphalt solar collector (ASC) is a conductive asphalt concrete and an eco-friendly method to de-ice roadways. This study examined if the addition of conductive fillers and various mixing parameters could ...
Keywords: Asphalt, Asphalt solar collector (ASC), Carbon Fiber, Carbon fibers, Computed tomography (CT), concrete, conductive, Fillers, graphite, insulation, Microstructure, Mixing parameters, Orthogonal, powder, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, VolumeRead More
The purpose of this study was to produce high porosity silica thermal insulators through gelation-freezing. The thermal conductivities of the insulators in relation to porosity and microstructure were measured by ...Read More
Porous materials have widespread industrial applications. In this study, mullite materials with porosities between 72-86 vol% were fabricated and a hot-disk thermal analyzer (TPS2500s) measured their thermal conductivity using ...
Keywords: composites, Effective medium theory (EMT) equation, foaming, heat conduction, Maxwell-Eucken Model, Microstructure, porosity, Porous mullite, Starch consolidation, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, UniformityRead More
Two calcium silicate boards of different densities, porosities and pore size were analyzed for their thermal properties, specifically thermal conductivity. The boards were heated from room temperature to 400°C and ...
Keywords: building materials, Building Technology, Bulk Density, Calcium Silicate Boards, Fire Protection, Fire Resistive Material, Fire Resistive Material (FRM), FRM, Insulators, Microstructure, Pore Size, porosity, Powder Density, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Temperature, Theory of Bruggeman, Theory of Frey, Theory of Russell, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Plane Source, Thermal Plane Source (TPS) Technique, TPS TechniqueRead More
Structure and properties of highly oriented polyoxymethylene/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites produced by hot stretching
Using a solid hot stretching technique, highly-oriented polyoxymethyelen (POM)/multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) composites were created. Thermal properties were analyzed both in the stretched and through-plane directions. Researchers found that ...
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, composites, crystal, fibrillar bundle structure, hot stretching technology, isotropic, matrix, mechanical properties, Microstructure, multi-walled carbon nanotube, multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), MWCNT, parallel alignment, polyoxymethylene, Polyoxymethylene (POM), POM, Solids, Thermal Conductivity, TPS, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, X-ray DiffractionRead More
Traditional alloys are composed of approximately one to two major metal elements, such as aluminum, and titanium, etc. For the purpose of casting molds, new research has led to the ...Read More
Surfactant-free ionic liquid-based nanofluids with remarkable thermal conductivity enhancement at very low loading of graphene
The Hot Disk Transient Plane Source method was used in this research article to measure the thermal conductivity of an Ionanofluid, highly stable graphene (GE)-based nanofluid, at various temperatures. ...
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, graphene, Heat Transfer, Ionanofluids, Ionic liquid, ionic liquid-based nanofluids, ionic liquid-based nanofluids (Ionanofluids), mass fraction, Microstructure, Multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), MWCNTs, Nanofluids, Specific Heat, surfactant, TEM, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Thermal properties testing, transmission electron microscope, transmission electron microscope (TEM), viscosityRead More