Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Ambient solidification, composites, Copper, Copper oxide (CuO), Crystal structure, Effective thermal conductivity (ETC), Eicosane, Ice-water bath solidification, mass fraction, Nanoparticles, Oven solidification, pcms, phase change materials, Phase transition, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Nanoparticle-enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs) are nanofluids that can be used for thermal energy storage when they undergo solid-liquid phase transitions. In this study, a Thermal Constants Analyzer (TPS) measured the thermal conductivity of eicosane-based NePCM samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that thermal conductivity of the solid composites increased with temperature, and eicosane-CuO samples that solidified in an ice-water bath had the lowest thermal conductivities, while the oven-solidified samples had the highest thermal conductivity measurements.
Reference: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 67 (2013) 301-310