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Abstract: Phase change materials (PCMs) can be used as heat sinks to manage high temperature fluctuations in electronics. In this paper, a heat sink was generated from a paraffin/expanded graphite composite PCM, and the thermal conductivities of the materials were measured using the transient plane source (TPS) method of the Hot Disk Thermal Analyzer. Results showed that the composite PCM had a significantly higher thermal conductivity than the pure paraffin.

Reference: Energy Conversion and Management, 49 (2008) 1740-1746

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2007.10.022