Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, composites, heat transfer fluids, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), MWNTs, PA, palmitic acid, palmitic acid (PA), pcms, phase change enthalpy, phase change materials, SDBS, sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS), solid-liquid phase change materials, Thermal Conductivity, transient plane source method
Abstract: In this paper, researchers investigated the effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), on the thermal conductivity and phase change enthalpy of palmitic acid (PA), a solid to liquid phase change material. The research concluded that as the concentration of MWNTs is increased, the thermal conductivity of the composite increases, compared to that of PA alone. Also in this study, researchers investigated the effects of various MWNTs surface modifications, on the thermal conductivity and phase change enthalpy of the composite.
Reference: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 95, 2 (2009) 507-512