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Keyword: phase change materials

Total Papers Found: 56

Design, Assembly and Commisioning of a Test Apparatus for Characterizing Thermal Interface Materials

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Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are often used in electronic and microelectronic applications. It can be difficult to determine their characteristics once they are in-situ because it is hard to account ...

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Review of latent heat thermal energy storage for improved material stability and effective load management

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This article reviewed the use of phase change materials (PCM) as thermal energy storages (TES) as they can be used to substitute large-scale energy demand and assist both economically and ...

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Enhanced thermal conductivity of n octadecane containing carbon based nanomaterials

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This paper focused on determining the thermal conductivity of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) that were dispersed throughout n-octadecane as phase change materials (PCMs). The Thermal Constants ...

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Thermal performance enhancement of palmitic-stearic acid by adding graphene nanoplatelets and expanded graphite for thermal energy storage: A comparative study

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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 ...

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A capric–palmitic–stearic acid ternary eutectic mixture/expanded graphite composite phase change material for thermal energy storage

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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 ...

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A newly composed paraffin encapsulated prototype roof structure for efficient thermal management in hot climate

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This study highlights the ongoing search for sustainable and thermally suitable phase-change materials (PCMs), for hot weather building climates, such as Iraq. This new PCM must have an extraordinary heat ...

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Preparation and thermal properties of porous heterogeneous composite phase change materials based on molten salts/expanded graphite

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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. ...

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Thermal Characterization of Lauric–Stearic Acid/Expanded Graphite Eutectic Mixture as Phase Change Materials

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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 ...

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Thermal energy storage characteristics of Cu–H2O nanofluids

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The ability of Cu-H2O nanofluids to perform as phase change materials (PCMs) is investigated. The supercooling behavior of the nanofluids was determined as a function of copper nanoparticle concentration. ...

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Silver incorporated microencapsulation of n-hexadecane andn-octadecane appropriate for dynamic thermal management in textiles

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In this paper, the authors discuss the preparation of microencapsulated phase change materials (PCMs). The PCMs used in this study were n-hexadecane and n-octadecane, and the shell was made up ...

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